“Chemical Ali”, executed today in Iraq.

As previously reported last week Saddam Hussein’s cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed — also known as Chemical Ali — was was going to be executed. He was finally executed today according to Iraqi officials.

He was hanged after having been convicted on 13 counts of killings and genocide, Ali al-Dabagh said.

Al-Majeed had been sentenced to death in four separate trials, including one that focused on his involvement in a poison gas attack against Iraqi Kurds that killed about 5,000 people.

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