The Executive Council of the Kurdistan Islamic Union, Saturday, issued a statement on the anniversary of the bombing of the city of Qal'adiza by the former regime.
The council said in its statement that "47 years ago, on this day and on a hopeful spring day, the Baathist regime showered its black hatred against the city of Qal'adiza with the internationally banned Napalm bombs, which killed 163 martyrs and about 300 wounded."
The statement added, "This bloody crime revealed the bloody and brutal plans of the ruling Baath Party at the time and proved that the Baath Party, with the policy of incineration, responded to any movement calling for freedom and scientific development."
Stressed that "the civilian citizens and students recorded with their blood a part of the heroic struggle of the people of Kurdistan, which was later the basis for what we are living today."
Pointed out that, "on this occasion, the Kurdistan Regional Government should pay more attention to the reconstruction of Qal'adiza, create a decent life for its citizens, and pay more attention to the field of science and the economy there."