Former Iraqi Army Chief Charged Over Chemical Attacks on Kurds

(Space Daily/AFP) - Danish authorities have charged a former head of the Iraqi armed forces, Nizar al-Khazraji, with war crimes for chemical weapon attacks on Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s, police said Tuesday. The 64-year-old former general who headed the armed forces when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, fled to Jordan in 1995 and four years later applied for political asylum in Denmark, where he has since lived. Washington considers Khazraji to be a potential future Iraqi leader, in the event of Saddam being toppled from power, according to media reports.

2002-11-22 00:00:00

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