Fourth death sentence for 'Chemical Ali'

Ali Hassan al-Majid, a former Iraqi official known as Chemical Ali, has been sentenced to death for ordering the gassing of Kurds.

It is the fourth time that Majid, an enforcer in Saddam Hussein's regime, has been sentenced to death.

He has also been convicted of the killings of Shia Muslims in 1991 and 1999 and for his role in a campaign of genocide against Kurds in the 1980s.

His latest sentence is for a gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988.

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