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Halabja Remembers: 30th Anniversary of Saddam’s Chemical Weapon Attack

 

Iraqi Kurds are marking 30 years since a chemical attack by the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, on the town of Halabja. Halabja, a city located near Iran’s western border, was bombed on March 16, 1988 during the final days of Iraq’s war against Iran. Around 5,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the deadly attack, which also left around 10,000 people injured.

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