Kuwaiti gymnast awaits wordAbdullhussain Abraheem was a...

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September 10, 1991

Kuwaiti gymnast awaits word

Abdullhussain Abraheem was a big draw with the autograph-hungry teen-agers at the World Gymnastics Championships in Indianapolis.

One of three male gymnasts from Kuwait, Abraheem was in his hometown of Kuwait City when Iraq invaded on Aug. 2, 1990. Abraheem and one of his four brothers, Moses, used a movie camera to film part of the invasion from a rooftop. Later, said Abraheem, the brothers acquired a couple of guns from members of the Kuwait resistance and carried out a brief hit-and-run assault.

Moses Abraheem later was captured by the Iraqis. Despite the American liberation of Kuwait and the release of thousands of its citizens taken prisoners by Iraq, Abraheem and his family have been unable to find out if Moses survived the war.

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