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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Halabja was the site of one of the worst of these massacres in 1988, when between 3,200 and 5,000 Kurds died in a chemical attack , most believed to be civilians.
A well-known Kurdish filmmaker, Bahman Qubadi, has said he would be happy to produce a film on the Halabja bombardment but that no organization has reached out to help him.
If the cold-bloodedness of this document seemed terrifying, its warnings had been derived from what happened in Halabja, where birds had dropped from trees; dogs, cats, donkeys, and people had fallen and writhed, choking, before they died.
High in the Hawraman mountains, the "almond villages" of Biyara and Tawella had once been places of summer picnics for families from Halabja, 35 km to the southwest, and the larger city of Sulaimaniyah, 95 km west.
The writer has correctly pointed out that Halabja massacre occurred on one fateful day and its impact is felt until today in the form of children born with deformities etc.
AS a small Kurdish community, those of us who have been fortunate enough to find safety on Teesside were so disappointed at the criticism of the Kurdistan and Halabja memorials in Albert Park, letter (24.
However, it's a drop in the ocean compared to the 5,000 Kurds gassed at Halabja in 1988, the 5,000 gunned down in Tiananmen Square in 1989, the 400,000 killed in the Darfur genocide or the millions dead in Zimbabwe and the Congo.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- It is clear that the massacre carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Wednesday night, while people were sleeping in the opposition-held eastern Damascus suburbs that are part of the Ghouta area, will be recorded as the second Halabja massacre in history.
1988: Thousands die in Halabja gas attack Thousands of people are reported to have been killed and many others injured in a poison gas attack on a Kurdish city in northern Iraq.
Shaho Qadir lost his legs in the 1988 bombing of Halabja In the most notorious attack, warplanes dropped chemical bombs on the town of Halabja, killing 5,000 men, women and children.
Iraqi director Akram Hidou's Halabja - The Lost Children, about a man returning to Iraq after 21 years in search of his family, won the Best Director and Best Feature in the Official Gulf Feature category.