US forces recover $800m of 'stolen' Iraqi cash

The US state department said Tuesday that about $800m that was stolen from the central bank of Iraq has been recovered.

Source: Financial Times

US forces in Iraq have recovered cash worth some $800m (£498m) that may have been stolen from the central bank by Saddam Hussein and his family just before the war began, the State Department said yesterday.

US Treasury department officials in Baghdad had confirmed that Mr Hussein and his family had taken about $1bn from the central bank shortly before t

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