Saddam Hussein to face trial Monday in Anfal case

August 21, 2006 03:10

Saddam Hussein goes on trial for a second time Monday, charged with genocide and war crimes for his massacres of Kurds nearly two decades ago. The case against Saddam and six co-defendants is tied to the deaths of tens of thousands of people during the Iraqi army's "Operation Anfal" - Arabic for "spoils of war" - and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. The 1987-88 crackdown was aimed at crushing Kurdish militias and clearing all Kurds from the northern border region. The trial begins as Saddam and seven others await a verdict from a trial for their alleged involvement in the killings of more than 148 Shiite Muslims from Dujail as punishment for an assassination attempt on Saddam in the town in 1982.

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