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'It was a miracle I survived' chemical weapons attack

12 September 2013 Last updated at 12:32 BST

Kamaran Haider survived the chemical weapons bombardment of Halabja, in Northern Iraq, in 1988, when he was 11 years old.

Mr Haider explained to the Today programme how he and his family sought shelter from the attack: "It was a miracle I survived... I stayed in the shelter among the bodies for three days without water or food," he said.

"I was severely poisoned by chemical weapons. I was completely blind, all my skin burnt."

First broadcast on the Today programme on Thursday 12 September.

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