Moahmed Said Ali, pointing at the Halabja Memorial, the name of his grandfather Hussein dead during the attack on this town with chemical weapons in 1988, ordered by the Iraqi regime and coordinated by Saddam's cousin, Ali al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali."
As a result of the attack 3200 to 5000 civilians were dead on the spot and 7000 a 10000 were injured. Thousands more died of diseases, and birth defects in the years after the attack.
 (image by Luis Costa)
Moahmed Said Ali, pointing at the Halabja Memorial, the name of his grandfather Hussein dead during the attack on this town with chemical weapons in 1988, ordered by the Iraqi regime and coordinated by Saddam's cousin, Ali al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali." As a result of the attack 3200 to 5000 civilians were dead on the spot and 7000 a 10000 were injured. Thousands more died of diseases, and birth defects in the years after the attack.
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