2010: Former Iraqi minister Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as Chemical Ali
, was sentenced to death for ordering the Halabja gas attack in 1988.
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.
WRECK At Babil hotel SUICIDE bombers killed at least 37 people at Baghdad hotels as Iraq finally executed 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