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"The Iraqi people are firm in their support of their beloved leader!" 19 March, 2003

Reference Number: DCDL-0003087

Shows President Saddam Hussein of Iraq surrounded by mounds of dead people who look as though they are made of stone or metal. Thrusting through the people are a number of weapons and on either side of Saddam Hussein are canisters of sarin, one of the worlds most dangerous chemical warfare agents. Saddam Hussein believes that his beloved people support him. Refers to the use by Saddam Hussein of sarin against the Kurds in Northern Iraq.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Saddam Hussein, Iraq, Iraq War, 2003-, Kurds - Iraq and Chemical weapons.

Part of:
Slane, Christopher, 1957-:[Digital cartoons published in the Listener or the New Zealand Herald], Reference Number DC-Group-0010 (252 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Tif image - Resolution 300 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 3300 x 2261. Single art work

Historical Notes: Saddam Hussein used sarin on the Kurds in northern Iraq during a 1987-88 campaign known as the Anfal. The worst attack occurred in March 1988 in the Kurdish village of Halabja; a combination of chemical agents including sarin and mustard gas killed as many as 5,000 people and left 65,000 others with severe skin and respiratory diseases, abnormal rates of cancer and birth defects, and a devastated environment. Experts say Saddam Hussein launched about 280 chemical attacks against the Kurds.

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