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ISIS Chemical Warfare Attack on Kurds in Iraq Raises Questions

Kurdish dead from Saddam Hussein Gas attack, Halabja, Iraq March 1988

New English Review, by Jerry Gordon, August 14, 2015:

The reports about prohibited mustard gas attacks by ISIS against Kurdish peshmerga near Erbil in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq indicate that ISIS has acquired the capabilities either from caches of the Assad regime in Syria or in Iraq. 1,161 more words

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Halabja chemical attack survivors die as Baghdad continues to delay KRG payments

An estimated 5,000 were killed in the initial 1988 Halabja attack, but survivors still suffer and need medical treatment more
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Tale of Two Cities: Halabja and New Halabja

Tale of Two Cities: Halabja and New Halabja     Locals forced to live in twin city built by Baathist regime more on Rudaw.net

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Iranian Kurds remember Halabja chemical attack

Last week, Kurdish students at Tehran University’s Social Sciences Department organized an event for the 27th anniversary of the Halabja attack and another, less well-known, chemical attack on the Kurdish town of Sardasht, located in northwest of Iran. 6 more words

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As Peshmerga fight, Kurdish writers defend

Although the festival began as official events do with the Kurdish national anthem, called Ey reqî, the anthem itself was not above debate

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Historic step for Kurdistan’s Kakei minority

The Kurdish minority group known as Kakeis celebrated an historic moment last week by electing their first representative to the newly founded Halabja Provincial Council. 6 more words

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Halabja: City of Peace becomes Kurdistan’s fourth province

Although officially Halabja would become the fourth province of Kurdistan — after Erbil, Sulaimani and Duhok — the people of Halabja and Kurds at large regard it as the fifth,  after the much-debated Kirkuk Province, seen as the “Jerusalem of Kurdistan.” 6 more words

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