Halabja


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Halabja

(həˈlæbdʒə)
n
(Placename) a Kurdish town in NE Iraq; in March 1998 Iraqi forces used poison gas on the population, killing hundreds of civilians. Pop: estimates vary between 45 000 and 80 000
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IRBIL -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributes humanitarian aid to quake victims near Halabja province, Kurdistan's Iraq.
The epicenter of the quake was 32 km east of the city of Halabja (about 57,000 people) with a depth of 33.
Halabja penned a letter to Trump criticizing him for his praise of the late Iraqi president Saddam Hussein , Rudaw reports.
Sulaymaniyah / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The local government in Halabja demanded Republican candidate for the US presidential election, Donald Trump to apologize for praising former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's policies.
When Halabja was pounded (by chemical weapons of the former Iraqi regime under Saddam Hossein in 1988), the world heard the voice of Halabja via Iran, otherwise no one would have known what had really happened in Halabja.
Bahman Qubadi unable to move forward on Halabja film
Halabja is a Kurdish town about a dozen miles from the border with Iran.
The Iraqi military and Kurdish officials said many of the Kurdish fighters in the ISIS are from the northeastern Iraqi town of Halabja.
Summary: In 1993, northeast of Halabja in northern Iraq, I saw a pickup truck coming the other way along a mountain road.
Halabja was the town bombed with chemical weapons during Saddam Hussein s Anfal ampaign against the Kurds.
This article has brought back painful memories of the Halabja massacre.
Instead of calling Saddam Hussein's attack on Halabja the Halabja massacre, we could call it the Halabja Gaza.