Aref Bali: Aim of Halabja massacre was to exterminate Kurdish people

The co-chair of the Martyrs Families Council in the Euphrates Region Aref Bali said that the aim of the Halabja massacre was to exterminate the Kurdish people.

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Saddam Hussein's regime committed a massacre against more than 5,000 people in the city of Halabja after the use of chemical weapons against them on 16 August 1988.

ANHA conducted an interview with the co-chair of the Martyrs Families Council in the Euphrates Region Aref Bali to talk about the 31st anniversary of the massacre.

Bali said the Kurdish people will never forget this massacre adding, "The goal of those who committed massacres against the Kurdish people was to impose their hegemony on all of Kurdistan."

Bali said, "Many massacres have been committed against the people who demand freedom, such as the massacre of March 12, 2004 by the Syrian Baathist regime, the massacre committed by mercenaries in Kobanî and the massacres perpetrated by the Turkish state in Afrin canton."

Bali pointed out that not only Erdogan wanted to exterminate the Kurds, " Saddam Hussein also wanted to annihilate the Kurds, and many countries are supporting these parties to annihilate the Kurds."

Bali concluded, "We pledge to live with free will, we will resist forever to guarantee our rights."

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