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Arif Qurbany books on Anfal genocide translated to English

By Rudaw 16/4/2018
Arif Qurbany's six books on Anfal will be published in English. Photo: Arif Qurbany/Facebook
Arif Qurbany's six books on Anfal will be published in English. Photo: Arif Qurbany/Facebook
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Six books telling Anfal stories written by Arif Qurbany have been translated into English.

Five of the books are narrations from Anfal survivors who escaped execution, mass shooting, and burial in mass graves, Qurbany told Rudaw. 

The sixth book tells the story of the driver of a frontend loader who buried victims in mass graves. 

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Anfal campaign when 182,000 Kurds were massacred by the former Baathist regime in the 1980s.

Anfal, the eighth sura in the Quran, was the codename used by the Baathist regime for the slaughter.

A book launch will be held in Erbil on April 20, attended by consul generals in the Kurdistan Region. 

Arif Qurbany, a journalist and writer, was born in Kirkuk in 1970.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in media. He formerly worked for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) media department. He is now an independent journalist with a focus on genocide and is a regular contributor to Rudaw. 

He has published 40 books.

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