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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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