File - Supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former parliament member Mussallam al-Barrak burn tires as they demonstrate in Kuwait City July 5, 2014. (AFP Photo/STR)
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Kuwait revoked the citizenship of 10 people on Monday including an influential young sheik who has openly criticized the government of bowing to pressure from Washington to clamp down on financial assistance to Syrian rebels.Just last week, the U.S. sanctioned three Kuwaitis it said helped finance terrorist groups and urged its ally to do more to stem such financing.Awadi, who has nearly 4.5 million followers on Twitter, is part of a collective of religious Sunnis in the Gulf who raise funds for Syria.Two of the men sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for allegedly helping finance Al-Qaeda and the Islamic Front in Syria and Iraq have close ties to Awadi.
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