1983 Kuwait Bombings - Aftermath


Eventually the 17 Kuwaitis gained freedom, reportedly during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait when 1,300 prisoners escaped from Kuwait's Saidia central prison. The 15 al-Da'wa prisoners were taken into custody and "released to Iran" by Iraqi officials.

Al-Dawa has insisted that the attacks in Kuwait were perpetrated by agents who had been "hijacked" by Iran. In February 2007, journalists reported that Jamal Jaafar Muhammad, who was elected to the Iraqi parliament in 2005 as part of the SCIRI/Badr faction of the United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), was also sentenced to death in Kuwait for planning the al-Dawa bombings.

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