Iraq’s government says it has executed Saddam Hussein’s notorious henchman and cousin, widely known as “Chemical Ali,” for crimes against humanity and specially the 1988 poison gas attack on Iraqi Kurds, killing 5,000 in deadliest attack ever against civilians

Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh says Hassan al-Majid was executed Monday. He had been sentenced to death by hanging four times by Iraqi courts, most recently in a verdict earlier this month. VOA

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