Published: Monday 28th of August 2006 02:30:25 PM
I found my husbands body in a mass grave "My lungs are bloody," said Hameeda Hassan, 36. She was 18 when Halabja was bombarded. She had been married for a year, and a month before the chemical bombardment, her husband was arrested by Baï¿½athists. Hassan was injured in the attacks and fled to Iran and then to the Norwegian capital, Oslo. "I live in pain. I canï¿½t even breathe," she said. "I always need humidity because my lungs are damaged, and they always bleed." After 1991, when Kurdish Iraqis obtained semi-autonomy over their region, Hasan returned to her hometown. "When I came back to Halabja, I found my husbandï¿½s body in a mass grave. He was buried alive," she said.