Piccadilly Gardens memorial marks 24th anniversary of Iraqi Kurdistan poison attacks

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MEMORIAL: To mark the 24th anniversary
Posted Friday, March 16, 2012 – 18:24

By Hannah Hulme

The horrific chemical attack on Halabja, Iraq, in which over 5,000 civilians were killed, was today marked by a memorial at Piccadilly Gardens.

Artist Amang Mardokhy, born

in the Kurdistan region and now living in Manchester, created the memorial to mark the 24th anniversary of the attack.

Mr Mardokhy also intended to raise awareness about the genocidal campaign against the Kurds by Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, during the Iraq-Iran war

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