Hussein and six others could be executed if found guilty of genocide in the 1987-88 Anfal campaign against the Kurds. The prosecution claims that 182,000 people were killed in the campaign, in which poison gas was used against entire villages.
(AFP, AP, Reuters)
Saddam Hussein Biography
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