Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Kurdistan

The pilot who defied Saddam's orders to gas Halabja

By Rudaw 17/3/2017
-

KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region — In a neighborhood of Kirkuk lives a family of a Baathist-executed Iraqi air force pilot.

 

The pilot Aydn Mustafa defied orders from Saddam Hussein, refusing to drop poisonous gasses on March 16, 1988, when 5,000 people were killed, 10,000 were injured and many continue to suffer from lingering effects.

 

Mustafa, a Turkmen, was born in 1949 in Kirkuk. He was held in solitary confinement until being executed August 29, 1988.

 

Mustafa's family and friends now take great pride in Mustafa's inactions.

Comments

 
Data pager
Previous
12
Page size:
PageSizeComboBox
select
Muraz Adzhoev | 17/3/2017
He defied the criminal orders from the Iraqi dictatorship, refusing to drop poisonous gasses on innocent friends, neighbors, brothers and sisters, because he was a true patriot of his multinational and multicultural Homeland - Kurdistan.
Gbro | 17/3/2017
We should honer this man, first make sure his family receives his pension, then erect a statue of him and even call a street after him. Decent people like him were unfortunately not that common in Iraq.
Observer | 17/3/2017
Please check your facts before posting any information... This Iraqi pilot was killed while doing his duty in Northern Iraq during the war in 1988. He was a helicopter pilot who worked in logistics and not a fighter pilot. He served with army aviation which was helicopters. Do an Internet search for that. He was not part of Iraqi airforce.
Adam | 18/3/2017
Real man his family should be compensated and any pilot took part in chemical attack should be excuted
Exiled Kurd | 18/3/2017
His memory will live on . His courage and bravery in face of the Arab tyrany makes him a hero.His family has the legitimate right to be proud of him. Let his family know our appreciation and esteem. Greetings from an exiled Kurd.

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

bain | 7/22/2017 7:56:22 PM
This guy is mad! he has funded dozens of these shia militias and they now outnumbering the Iraqi army 5:1, most are loyal to a foreign cou...
Iraqi PM Abadi: Hashd al-Shaabi is from us and we are from them
| 6 hours ago | (1)
Wisdom Siayor | 7/22/2017 7:02:29 PM
CIA and America should stop toppling government in the world for humanity sack. A lot of lives have been lost due to these reckless endeavours, but...
US officials: Foreign ISIS fighters won’t leave caliphate; Baghdadi alive
| 8 hours ago | (1)
Persian Milf | 7/22/2017 4:41:37 PM
@alavi foundation...check out "imam foundation"..they are "aiding" in the states...
IranMan | 7/22/2017 5:55:41 PM
@Yam, the Iranian-American community has the right to ensure Iran will not follow the same fate as Iraq, Libya, etc. That is very different from your...
US threatens Iran with 'serious consequences' if American citizens not released
| 17 hours ago | (5)
Muraz Adzhoev | 7/22/2017 5:54:14 PM
If Gorran was "serious", they would have started negotiations with the KDP before their new leader is elected. Is not Gorran a "democratic" party...
FAUthman | 7/22/2017 5:55:30 PM
Gorran wants to to torpedo the referendum. That much is clear.
Gorran may speak with KDP on independence, parliament after new leaders set
| 7 hours ago | (2)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Businessman first to open Kurdish bread factory in Germany 4 hours ago |

Businessman first to open Kurdish bread factory in Germany

The owner of the factory has plans to expand more
EU official calls Germany’s new policies towards Turkey ‘understandable’ 4 hours ago |

EU official calls Germany’s new policies towards Turkey ‘understandable’

Erdogan: You do not have the power to defame more
Iraqi PM Abadi: Hashd al-Shaabi is from us and we are from them 6 hours ago | (1)

Iraqi PM Abadi: Hashd al-Shaabi is from us and we are from them

Abadi stressed "it is our duty to protect them." more
0.532 seconds