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In pictures: Powell visits Halabja
Colin Powell among Halabja crowds
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As Colin Powell arrived he was surrounded by relatives of thousands of Iraqi Kurds killed by the former regime
Relatives of Halabja victims
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In 1998 about 5,000 Iraqi Kurds were gassed in a single day, reportedly on the orders of the notorious Chemical Ali
Colin Powell among Halabja crowds
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Mr Powell listened as the families told of their grief and held up photos of their lost loved ones
Colin Powell at Halabja memorial
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At a ceremony at a mass grave, he was flanked by a woman who lost her husband, five children and sight in the attack
Colin Powell among Halabja crowds
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He reassured Kurds that Chemical Ali - Ali Hassan al-Majid - will remain in US custody until an Iraqi court decides his fate

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