Memorandum of instructions from the Bureau for the Organization of the North to the top military leadership in the North. Seven-step procedure for managing villages in the North that are "prohibited for security reasons." Directions include: capture, detention, arrest, and execution of villagers found in the "prohibited areas." Signed: Ali Hasan al-Majid, June 20, 1987.
(cited in the UN Special Rapporteur's Report [E/CN.4/1993/45], 19 February 1993)