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Files Reveal Saddam Had Kurdish Spies

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Files Reveal Saddam Had Kurdish Spies

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Files Reveal Saddam Had Kurdish Spies

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Kurdish newspapers in northern Iraq have been printing previously secret files seized from Saddam Hussein's former intelligence agencies. The documents reveal that some prominent Kurdish leaders were paid to spy for Baghdad after their semi-autonomous region broke away from Saddam's control following the 1991 Gulf War. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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