Thursday, April 09, 2009

Iraqi Kurds sue US companies that sold chemicals

to Saddam's regime, who used them to make chemical weaopns in the 1980s. The result was horrific.

Lawsuit: Firms sold poison gas ingredients to Iraq

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Three companies illegally sold materials to Saddam Hussein's regime in the 1980s for making chemical weapons that were used to carry out attacks against thousands of Iraqi Kurds and ultimately caused scores of chronic ailments, according to a federal lawsuit.

The complaint filed Tuesday in Baltimore by five Iraqi expatriates and the Nashville, Tenn.-based Kurdish National Congress seeks class certification for an estimated 100,000 Kurds. The Republic of Iraq is also named as a defendant.


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