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Ex-beret held with arms trove
July 8, 2015, 10:53 am
Photo shows Abu Ahmed Chechen a former army man working with the Kuwaiti Special Forces who left Kuwait for Syria.

The State Security police have arrested a Kuwaiti, identified as Abu Ahmed Chechen for possessing seven machine-guns, two pistols, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The daily added, Chechen, who was earlier fighting alongside the Free Syrian Army was arrested when the police raided his home in Mubarak Al-Kabir and also seized the guns which were hidden in his home.

A security source said the raid came after a tip-off from unidentified sources about his links to the extremist groups inside and outside Kuwait.

After he left Kuwait for Syria he joined the armed opposition and helped train fighters and has to this date been in touch with some of the fighters. Reports say the man has been interrogated extensively to know the source of these weapons and also to find out if he had a hand in the recent terrorist attack on Kuwait s soil. It is noteworthy to mention the Al- Qabas daily had interviewed Abu Ahmad Chechen in 2012 and at that time he said he was a sniper in the Free Syrian Army and had killed dozens of soldiers belonging to the Bashar al-Assad regime.

He had also disclosed that two Kuwaiti Mujahedeen were killed while he was in Syria. He had said he was able to join the Syrian Free Army with the help of the Muslim Brotherhood who provided him cover to get into Turkey and from there to Syria.

Abu Ahmed is a former army man working with the Kuwaiti Special Forces and was reportedly dismissed from the army after he was convicted of writing extremist graffiti on the walls and tearing the Kuwaiti flag during one of the events on the Green Island.

Source: Al-Qabas daily

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