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Kurds Mark Saddam's '88 Chemical Attack

Clutching pictures of relatives they lost, survivors of Saddam Hussein’s 1988 chemical weapons attack gathered in this northern town Tuesday to remember the thousands who died. They were joined by the top administrator in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, at a ceremony marking the 16th anniversary of the infamous bombing. The memorial was the first since Saddam was toppled by the U.S.-led coalition and it resonated with references to the war. “This day reminds us of our grief … (But) it’s also a day of happiness because the dictatorship has collapsed,” said Drakshan Kakasheik, who lost her husband, brother and three children, including a 5-month old son who died in her arms. Full Story

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