/ (həˈlæbdʒə) /
a Kurdish town in NE Iraq; in March 1998 Iraqi forces used poison gas on the population, killing hundreds of civilians. Pop: estimates vary between 45 000 and 80 000
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In 1988 Saddam Hussein used gas to slaughter thousands of men, women, and children in the Kurdish city of Halabja.Up to Speed: Five Things You Need to Know on Syria|Christopher Dickey|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST