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As a teen, Kamal Jalal saw two of his sisters killed when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's forces launched a gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja. Now three decades later at the age of 47 this Iraqi Kurd remains reliant on a machine to help him breathe – and is still waiting for compensation over a massacre that became a byword for brutality. The attack from the skies came after ethnic Kurdish fighters who sided with Iran in the eight-year Iraq-Iran war withdrew from the rural farming town.Four years later Saddam's cousin Gen. Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali," was executed for ordering poisonous gas attacks, including against Halabja.Abderrahman Abderrahim lost 48 members of his family in the attack.
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