Stolen Painting by Picasso Worth $10 Million Found in Iraq





painting by Pablo Picasso believed to have been stolen during the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait has been found in the possession of an Iraqi man in Babel, south of Baghdad, the Al Sabah newspaper reported Wednesday.

Police launched a sweep in Yebla, an area in Babel province, after intelligence indicated the painting was being kept by someone in the area, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources.

Officers arrested the man who had Picasso's "La Mujer Desnuda," which is worth an estimated $10 million and bears the seal of the Kuwaiti National Museum.

The suspect, said to have served in the security forces under Saddam Hussein, told police he planned to sell the painting for about $450,000...


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