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1988: Chemical weapons attack on Halabja

Nearly 25 years ago, Iraqi forces killed thousands of their own civilians using chemical weapons on the Kurdish town of Halabja.

The BBC's World Affairs Editor, John Simpson, has revisited the town to see the lasting effects of the attack.

This is his original report for the BBC One O'Clock News from March 1988.

First broadcast in March 1988.

  • 03 Dec 2012
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