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Salih visits cemeteries of Halabja Massacre victims

Barham Salih
Iraq’s President, Barham Salih

Iraq’s President, Barham Salih, arrived on Sunday in the Kurdish city of Halabja where he visited cemeteries of victims of the Halbaja Massacre.

It has been thirty years since thousands of civilians were killed in a chemical weapons attack during Saddam Hussein's rule in Halabja.

Some 5,000 people, mostly women and children, were killed and thousands more wounded on March 16, 1988.

Salih, paid his first official visit on Saturday to Sulaymaniyah, a city in Iraqi Kurdistan.

"I came to the Kurdistan region to look at a number of issues, including the safety of shop owners who were burned in a market in the city of Arbil," Salih stated adding that "There is no doubt that the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) will help them."

Saleh said "there is hope to end the formation of the new government next week headed by the Prime Minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi."

Last Modified: Sunday، 28 October 2018 01:42 PM