Overview

Set of instructions for dealing with opposition demonstrations. The memorandum, dated March 6, 1991, is from Baghdad Security Headquarters to the Director General of the Dohuk Governorate Security Directorate and his subordinates. The detailed instructions state that the location of a demonstration should be surrounded, the elevated points occupied, and demonstrators should be shot at with the aim of killing 95 percent of them and saving the rest for interrogation. Another instruction calls for the technical unit [euphemism for chemical weapons] to be kept in reserve.

Dated June 14, 1989.

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