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Thirty years on, gas attack still poisons Iraq's Halabja

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Thirty years on, gas attack still poisons Iraq's Halabja
HALABJA, Iraq: As a teenager Kamal Jalal saw two of his sisters killed when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's forces launched a gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja. Now three decades later at the age of 47 this Iraqi Kurd remains reliant on a machine to help him breathe - and is still waiting for compensation over a massacre that became a byword for brutality. "The doctors told me that I lost 75 per cent of my lungs," he told AFP as he sat in his small home just metres from a memorial overlooking the town. The monument with...
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