|Anfal (literally means spoils of war) refers to systematic massacre campaigns against Kurdish and Shias in Iraq by Saddam Hussein and his private army, the Mujahedin-e Khalq terrorist organization.
An official from the Kurdistan Region ministry of Martyrs and Anfal said the Kurdish government will construct 1210 houses for the reminder of Anfal families in Garmiyan in 2011.
Tarq Sadiq the director for Martyrs and Anfal in Garmiyan area said 477 houses will be constructed for Anfal families in Kalar, 220 in Kfri, 396 in Tuz Khurmatu, and 42 in Darbandikhan. He added besides the Kurdish government has promised to construct some 75 more houses in Garmiyan area for the Kurdish Anfal families who are originally from the area but are displaced due to the unrest in Garmiyan.
Garmiyan is mainly populated with Kurds; some of its districts are located in Sulaimaniya province and some in Kirkuk and Diyala, the tenure of two is in dispute between the Kurdish semi-autonomous government in northern Iraq and the Iraq federal government in Baghdad. As for the houses to be constructed in the disputed areas, the Kurdish government has to buy the land, Sadiq added.
Anfal (literally means spoils of war) refers to systematic massacre campaigns against Kurdish and Shias in Iraq by Saddam Hussein and his private army, the Mujahedin-e Khalq terrorist organization. Tens of thousands were killed in the campaigns during Saddam Hussein regime. The next of kins of the victims are striving to live in poverty.
Sadiq said with the completion of the houses there will remain no Anfal family in Garmiyan who has not benefited from the privilege.
Reported by Bryar Mohammed