Hodjanernes Blog

10 juni 2013

Iraq gas attack victims demand French inquiry

Filed under: Evidens, Frankrig, Historie, Irak, Kurdistan, Totalitære, Våben — Tags: , , — Hodja @ 23:49

PARIS: Twenty victims of Saddam Hussein’s 1988 chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja, requested a judicial investigation of French suppliers on Monday, saying executives knew what they were sending to the Iraqi ruler and bore some responsibility.

An Iraqi official said the case serves as a warning to anyone who may still try to sell chemicals to tyrants, touching on a central concern in Syria’s civil war. The March 1988 attacks in Halabja, Iraq, which killed up to 5,000 people, marked the deadliest chemical weapons attack against civilians.

Saddam ordered the poison gas strikes to crush a Kurdish rebellion in the north, which was seen as aiding Iran in the final months of its war with Iraq.

Mere på The Gulf Today


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