Iraq: Halabja’s Families Commemorate the Anniversary of the ” Chemical Massacre”

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Hundreds of Iraqis commemorated the anniversary of the chemical attack on Halabja that was launched by the former regime forces during the presidency of Saddam Hussein in 1988. The ripple effects of the attack have never faded away; besides the injuries and casualties, at least 142 children went missing after they were transferred to Iran. The city still endures disastrous economic, social, and environmental repercussions. The chemical attack took place during the last days of the Iran–Iraq War. During which, the city was under the grip of the Iranian army. When the Iraqi army made advances, the Iranian troops retreated. The Iraqi forces launched chemical attacks on the city before storming it, killing at least 5 thousand Iraqi-Kurds

 

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