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July 12, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER and ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writers
The government of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has forcibly moved as many as half a million Kurds and razed an estimated 700 Kurdish towns and villages in a ruthless resettlement program aimed at creating a 14,000-square-mile security zone around Iraq's northern border, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Last month, Iraqi troops leveled the border town of Qala Diza and drove 50,000 Kurds from the strategically vital region that they had inhabited for centuries.
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July 12, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER and ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writers
The government of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has forcibly moved as many as half a million Kurds and razed an estimated 700 Kurdish towns and villages in a ruthless resettlement program aimed at creating a 14,000-square-mile security zone around Iraq's northern border, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Last month, Iraqi troops leveled the border town of Qala Diza and drove 50,000 Kurds from the strategically vital region that they had inhabited for centuries.
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