Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Iran: Thousands of Iraqi Kurds take part in ceremony commemorating chemical weapons attack on Halabja

Ahlul Bayt News Agency reports thousands of Iraqi Kurds have taken part in a ceremony commemorating the chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja, which occurred during the closing days of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

Kurds gathered in the town on Tuesday to commemorate and honor the victims of the carnage, which was ordered by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The Kurdistan Regional Government issued a statement marking the anniversary of the Halabja massacre.

"Through remembrance of the victims of the Halabja attack, we are continuing the process of healing from decades of atrocities committed against the Kurdish people,"

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