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A Smart Weapon.

The Kurdish town of Halabya in Eastern Iraq had been gassed by Saddam Hussein's regime in 1988. After Saddam Hussein's defeat in Kuwait in the First Gulf War reporters found Northern Kurdish region of Iraq reduced to wasteland as thousands of Kurds fled to the mountains of Southern Turkey. They huddled in 'safe havens' set up by British and American troops until they could return and try to rebuild.