Chemical Ali

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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: One of Saddam Hussein's closest allies, Ali Hassan al-Majid, the man known as "Chemical Ali", was executed in Iraq.
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.
Five years ago: Iraq hanged Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as ''Chemical Ali,'' for his role in gassing 5,000 people in a Kurdish village.
The al-Anfal Campaign also known as the Kurdish Genocide, Operation Anfal or simply Anfal, was a genocidal campaign against the Kurdish people (and other non-Arab populations) in Northern Iraq, led by Bthist Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and headed by Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as Chemical Ali, in the final days of Iran-Iraq War (1980-88).
Noteworthy is that the High Iraqi Judicial Court had issued in June, 2007, decisions to execute Ali Hassan al-Majid, half-brother of Iraq's former President, Saddam Hussein, former Defense Minister, Sultan Hashem and former Military Intelligence Chief, Hussein Rashid al-Tikrity, condemned for having carried out the so-called "Anfal" operations, launched by the former regime against citizens of north Iraq's Kurdistan Region in 1988.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: One of Saddam Hussein's closest allies, Ali Hassan al-Majid, the man known as "Chemical Ali", was executed in Iraq.
Several other high-ranking Baathists, including Saddam and Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as Chemical Ali, have been executed by the Iraqi government in recent years.
Ali Hassan al-Majid, the cousin of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, nicknamed "Chemical Ali", received his fourth death sentence in January, for ordering the gassing of Kurds in Halabja.
Ali Hassan al-Majid, a symbol of the former government of Saddam Hussein who ordered a poison gas attack on a Kurdish village in northern Iraq, was executed on Jan 25.
At his hanging this week, Ali Hassan al-Majid, the cousin of Saddam Hussein, had only ambient impassiveness to serenade him into the pit.
He was one of Ouja's most remarkable men," said Abu Shehab, a 45-year-old man who insisted that Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known by his macabre nickname, had been hanged to appease Iran and the United States.
Saddam's cousin - Ali Hassan al-Majid - was hanged for crimes against humanity.