Can not remove Watchers from Stories using CLI

I am trying to remove a Watcher from all of the issues in a project. Using the CLI command below, the users was removed from all issues with an issuetype of BUG, but was not removed from issues with an issuetype of STORY

./jira.sh --action runFromIssueList --search "key in watchedIssues() and project='User File Management'" --common "--action removeWatchers --issue @issue@ --userId user.name"

I also tried using the --type parameter with no luck. How do I remove Watchers from stories?

We are in JIRA 5.2.8.

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I was able to resolve this by changing the search parameters. by removing 'key in watchedIssues()' and just search on the project, all issues were returned and the watcher was removed.

Strange. I suppose it is too late now, but did the JQL (key in watchIssues()) return stories from the UI?

Sorry Bob,

I missed this question.

Yes, the JQL returns stories when run from the UI.

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