Tag : Halabja

REMEMBERING THE MASSACRE IN HALABJA: 26 YEARS LATER
17 Mar
1:15

REMEMBERING THE MASSACRE IN HALABJA: 26 YEARS LATER

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Halabja Genocide that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 Kurdish civilians in a poison gas attack carried out by the state of Iraq on the orders of then president Saddam Hussein. The massacre was part of the notorious Anfal campaign that was conducted from…

Petition in support of recognizing Halabja as genocide in Canadian Parliament
14 Feb
12:28

Petition in support of recognizing Halabja as genocide in Canadian Parliament

In 2010, the Honourable Jim Karygiannis, Liberal M.P. for Scarborough-Agincourt introduced Motion M-505 in the Canadian House of Commons, which recognized the actions of Saddam Hussein against the Kurds, as a crime against humanity.  On the 25th anniversary of this brutal genocidal campaign of Saddam Hussien against the Kurdish people, Jim is…

On this day: March 16, 1988: Thousands die in Halabja gas attack
16 Mar
8:35

On this day: March 16, 1988: Thousands die in Halabja gas attack

BBC – 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. Up to 20 aircraft, said to include Iraqi Migs and Mirages, were seen overhead at around 1100 local time in Halabja.