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Iran–Iraq War

The First Time That The Iraqis had attacked a Civilian area With poison gas

Saturday Jun 27, 1987
Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran

On 28 June, Iraqi fighter bombers attacked the Iranian town of Sardasht near the border, using chemical mustard gas bombs. While many towns and cities had been bombed before, and troops attacked with gas, this was the first time that the Iraqis had attacked a civilian area with poison gas. One quarter of the town's then population of 20,000 was burned and stricken, and 113 were killed immediately, with many more dying and suffering health effects over the next decades.


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