Results for Category: Iraq-Iran War

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Genocide in Kurdistan

During the February-September 1988 Operation al-Anfal– a reference to a Koranic chapter that speaks of plundering the possessions of infidels defeated in battle – the regime systematically killed tens of thousands of Kurdish villagers.

War of attrition

The countries of Iran and Iraq paid a high price for the eight-year war. According to conservative estimates, 105,000 died on the Iraqi side and approximately twice that number on the Iranian side; the number of wounded was two or three times greater. Tens of thousands of civilians were forced to flee the hostilities.