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Iraqi Kurds Seek Recognition Of Genocide by Saddam

Nearly 25 years after the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja was attacked with chemical weapons, the Kurdistan Regional Government continues to seek international recognition of the Anfal as genocide, reports Abdel Hamid Zebari.
A Kurdish man walks between coffins draped with Kurdish flag containing the remains of victims during a burial ceremony in Sulaimaniya, 260km (162 miles) northeast of Baghdad, May 28, 2012. More than 700 Kurds, killed by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, were honoured in a ceremony in northern Iraq on Monday. Kurdish officials gathered at the Police Academy in Suleimaniya province to mourn 730 victims of Iraq's notorious 'Anfal' campaign, whose bodies were discovered in mass graves in southern Iraq in Jul
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Late last month, the British parliament recognized the genocide committed against the Kurdish population under the former Iraqi regime. This recognition was widely welcomed by Iraq’s Kurdish parties, which seek to gain complete international recognition for the genocide.

In December 2012, the Swedish parliament did the same and acknowledged that the Anfal Campaign amounted to genocide against Iraqi Kurds.

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