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Iran marks anniversary of chemical attack on Sardasht

Iranians mark anniversary of chemical attacks by the Iraqi Ba'ath regime on the northwestern city of Sardasht.

Iranians have marked the 35th anniversary of chemical attacks by the Iraqi Ba'ath regime on the northwestern city of Sardasht.  

Thirty five years have passed since the Iraqi Ba'ath regime bombarded Sardasht in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.  

Saddam Hussein's warplanes dropped chemical weapons on four residential areas of Sardasht on June 28, 1987, which resulted in the killing of over 300 citizens and injury of 8000.   

Sardasht is the third city in the world after Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki to become a target of weapons of mass destruction.  

After 35 years, many citizens of Sardasht are still suffering from the physical and psychological consequences of the attack and struggling for their lives.

The anniversary of the Sardasht chemical bombing by Saddam Hussein is marked in the national calendar as a day for fighting biological and chemical weapons.

The tragedy has been the subject of many movies including Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian’s ‘Walnut Tree’ and ‘Where Do the Winds Die?’ by Pejman Alipour.

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