Halabja Memorial

The horror of the Halabja attacks is representative of the systematic terror mounted by the Iraqi regime on the Kurdish population that began with chemical bombardments and moved into a ground offensive to gain control of the area.

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Halabja Genocide
Halabja Genocide

The horror of the Halabja attacks is representative of the systematic terror mounted by the Iraqi regime on the Kurdish population that began with chemical bombardments and moved into a ground offensive to gain control of the area.

Halabja Genocide
Halabja Genocide

The horror of the Halabja attacks is representative of the systematic terror mounted by the Iraqi regime on the Kurdish population that began with chemical bombardments and moved into a ground offensive to gain control of the area.

Halabja Genocide
Halabja Genocide

The horror of the Halabja attacks is representative of the systematic terror mounted by the Iraqi regime on the Kurdish population that began with chemical bombardments and moved into a ground offensive to gain control of the area.

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Halabja’s Atrocities

Iran-Iraq War

The Attack

Aftermath

Iran–Iraq War

Halabja is a Kurdish town in northern Iraq, and the site of chemical attack by Saddam's regime during the Al-Anfal genocidal campaign against the Kurds in the Iran-Iraq War.
On 16th March 1988, chemical gas canisters were dropped into the town, resulting in the deaths of 5,000 civilians and injured another 7,000.

Chemical Attack

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Aftermath

Halabja is a Kurdish town in northern Iraq, and the site of chemical attack by Saddam's regime during the Al-Anfal genocidal campaign against the Kurds in the Iran-Iraq War.
On 16th March 1988, chemical gas canisters were dropped into the town, resulting in the deaths of 5,000 civilians and injured another 7,000.

About University of Halabja

The University of Halabja is one of the Iraqi Kurdistan public universities founded in 2011 in the city of Halabja, Halabja Governorate.The university consists of six colleges such as (Science, Human sciences, Basic Education, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Law and Administration, Education of Sharazoor, and Department of Engineering).
Programs last for four years and students receive BA degrees in their corresponding fields at the end of the fourth year. It has two campuses, the main campus is situated in Halabja and the secondary is in Sharazoor District. The current president of Halabja University is Prof.Dr. Mahabad Kamil Abdullah.
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When Saddam gassed thousands of Kurds at Halabja

Halabja, Iraq, March 16, 2018 (AFP) — On March 16, 1988, as many as 5,000 Iraqi Kurds, mostly women and children, were killed when deadly gas was released on the northern town of Halabja by Saddam Hussein's forces.
AFP remembers the massacre, believed to have been the worst-ever gas attack targeting civilians.

In the final months of the eight-year Iraq-Iran war, ethnic Kurdish fighters who sided with Iran capture the large farming town of Halabja in Iraq on March 15.

Home to more than 40,000 people, the town is in the Kurdistan region and just 11 kilometres (seven miles) from the Iran border, while 250 kilometres from the Iraqi capital.

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