Ali Hassan al-Majid, a former Iraqi official known as Chemical Ali, has been sentenced to death for ordering the gas attack of Kurds in Northern Iraq that killed estimated 5,000 people — most women and children. Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikritieh was arrested by United States forces on 17 August 2003.
He’s also been convicted of the killings of Shia Muslims in 1991 and 1999, crushing a Shia revolt after the 1991 Gulf War, and killing ethnic Kurds in 1988.
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SOURCE: BBC Fourth death sentence for ‘Chemical Ali’