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‘Chemical Ali’ Found Dead in Basra

April 7, 2003

BASRA, Iraq (AP) _ Ali Hassan al-Majid, dubbed ``Chemical Ali″ by opponents of the Iraqi regime for ordering a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds, has been found dead, a British officer said Monday.

Maj. Andrew Jackson of the 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment told The Associated Press that his superiors had confirmed the death of the man who is also President Saddam Hussein’s first cousin.

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