Iraqi court: Verdict for genocide trial on June 24

The Iraqi High Tribunal has set June 24 as the date for the verdict in the Anfal trial of six former officials under the Saddam Hussein regime, an official source close to the court said on.

Iraqi court: Verdict for genocide trial on June 24
The Iraqi High Tribunal has set June 24 as the date for the verdict in the Anfal trial of six former officials under the Saddam Hussein regime, an official source close to the court said on Sunday.

"The Iraqi High Tribunal held a quick session on Sunday and decided to declare the verdict in its next session on June 24."

In August of 2006, Iraqi former president Saddam and his six aides were charged for their alleged roles in an anti-Kurdish campaign in the late 1980s.

Many Kurdish villages were razed and some 100,000 Kurds were reportedly killed in the campaign code-named Anfal, which means "Spoil of War."

The six defendants in Anfal trial includes Saddam's cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as "Chemical Ali", and the former defense minister Sultan Hashim Ahmed. They are facing charges of genocide and war crimes.

Saddam was sentenced to death in a separate trial for allegedly killing 148 Shiites in the village of Dujail following a failed assassination attempt against him near the village in 1982. He was executed by hanging on Dec. 30 last year.

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