GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
March 16, 1988: Iraq uses chemical weapons against the Kurds.

The Kurdish areas of northern Iraq have long been in conflict with the Baghdad regime. In the Kurdish town of Halabjah, Iraq unleashes chemical weapons, killing between 50,000 and 100,000 people.

PBS Saddam's Ultimate Solution
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/shows/saddam/

Are Iraq's chemical and biological weapons attacks on Kurdistan part of a larger agenda of terror?


PBS Gunning for Saddam: Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline /shows/gunning/etc/arsenal.html

A summary of Iraq's development of biological and chemical weapons


PBS Conflict
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/classroom/lp5.html

Students will explore the theme of conflict while examining Iraq's use of biological and chemical weapons against the Kurdish people.