Low turnout for Kurdish referendum in Iraq's Halabja

Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussain infamously used chemical weapons against the Kurds of the Halabja province in 1988. The attack is often cited in the argument for Kurdish autonomy.

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    Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussain infamously used chemical weapons against the Kurds of Iraq's Halabja province in 1988.

    The attack is often cited in the argument for Kurdish autonomy. But despite that painful history, the province's turnout in last week's secession referendum was low.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Halabja.


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