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Winds of Death

Iraq's Use of Poison Gas against Its Kurdish Population

by Robert Mullan Cook-Deegan, MD, Howard Hu, MD, MPH, and Asfandiar Shukri, MD

January 1989

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In the late 1980's Iraq's army attacked Kurdish villages with poison gas. PHR documented the injuries and deaths of Kurdish civilians from these attacks, finding that Iraqi aircraft used bombs containing mustard gas and other lethal chemical agents.

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