Iran Marks 33rd Anniversary of Chemical Attack on Sardasht (+Video)

Iran Marks 33rd Anniversary of Chemical Attack on Sardasht (+Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – People of Iran on Saturday marked the 33rd anniversary of chemical attacks by the Iraqi Ba'ath regime on the northwestern city of Sardasht.

Located in Iran's northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, Sardasht was the third city in the world after Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki to become a target of weapons of mass destruction.

On June 28 and 29, 1987, Iraqi bombers attacked 4 crowded parts of Sardasht with chemical bombs and engulfed its residents, women and children, young and old, with fatal chemical gases.

The attack on Sardasht left 650 civilians killed.

The assault was so catastrophic that caused innumerable problems. Hiroshima was the first city bombarded with atomic weapons, and Sardasht was the first city attacked with chemical ones.

The chemicals effects stayed with many of the injured people, especially children for years. After 33 years, many residents of the city are still suffering from the effects of the attacks and struggling for their lives.

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