Halabja


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Halabja

a Kurdish town in NE Iraq; in March 1998 Iraqi forces used poison gas on the population, killing hundreds of civilians. Pop.: 80 000 (latest est.)
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Arbil / Nina /--Head of Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, signed the decision to transfer Halabja district to a province.
At the Geneva Conference on Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction the Halabja gas attacks were recognized as genocide.
Prior to its ownership of Sanatel, Halabja General Trading Company had purchased an existing GSM network in the city of Sulaimaniah, Kurdistan.
Prosecutors say they were converted into deadly mustard and nerve gas and used against five villages, including Halabja where 5,000 people were massacred in 1988.
He was told he faced a string of charges in connection with the execution of religious leaders, the gassing of Kurds in Halabja and the 1990 Kuwait invasion
As Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, said on the anniversary of the chemical weapons attack on the town of Halabja last month, ?
Winding up a 2-day tour in Iraq, Powell visits the site of northern Iraq's Kurdish town of Halabja and goes to mass graves and a museum dedicated to the 5,000 people who lost their lives in a 1988 chemical attack, a reminder, he says, of why the US went to war to oust Saddam's regime.
Hundreds of people in Halabja still suffer effects from the nerve and mustard gas unleashed on the village at the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq War - including blindness, skin burns and cancer.
The previous three have not been carried out, in part because survivors of the poison gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja wanted to have their case against al-Majid heard.
Ali Hassan al-Majid, a key member of Saddam's former regime, was on trial over his involvement in a poison gas attack that killed 5,600 people in the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988.
Or perhaps he would care to speak to the victims in Halabja - in 1998.
Originally designed for display at the United Nations in New York, the mobile Halabja exhibit will be at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance from the March 16 to March 29, 2010.