Chemical Ali

Chemical Ali:

see Majid, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Ali Hassan al-
, 1941–2010, Iraqi general and Ba'athist, cousin of Saddam Hussein. After Hussein took power (1979), Majid played a pivotal role in the Ba'ath party purge and occupied a number of government positions, including defense and interior minister, security
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2010: Former Iraqi minister Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as Chemical Ali, was sentenced to death for ordering a gas attack in 1988.
Chemical Ali supervised civilian lorries, stripped out buses, airliners and even ambulances to smuggle everything from Iraq into Syria.
An estimated 5,000 people were killed, earning Majid the nickname Chemical Ali.
The justice brought to Chemical Ali did not bring rejoicing as much as it did a sober acknowledgment, like with each constitutionally-guaranteed vote we cast, that we are taking real steps to ensure the Iraqi government does not inflict the types of crimes seen by Saddam Hussein's regime ever again against anyone.
The man known as Chemical Ali was targeted on several occasions, if my memory is correct.
Ali Hassan Al-Majid, the Anfal Campaign executor known as Chemical Ali for murdering over 5,000 Kurdish women, children, and elderly, and wounding 10,000 others via banned chemical weapons in Halabja city, was executed in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on January 25.
It cannot be said that Ali Hassan al-Majid was unjustly treated - Chemical Ali, Saddam's cousin and his striking arm.
SUICIDE bombers killed at least 37 people at Baghdad hotels as Iraq finally executed Chemical Ali yesterday.
CHEMICAL Ali was hanged yesterday for the murder of thousands of innocent civilians under Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq.
Josh Rushing, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Irbil, northern Iraq, said: "We've stopped and talked to a number of Kurds, and they are quite happy that Chemical Ali got what he deserved and justice was served.
Three other former regime officials were sentenced to death in that case, including Chemical Ali.
Officers in Kirkuk arrested six rebels, including the former driver of Saddam Hussein henchman Chemical Ali.

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