The Kurdish Genocide in Iraq (Al-Anfal Campaign)


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Iraqi officials defended the al-Anfal campaign as being a necessary part of what war?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a part of the al-Anfal campaign?

2. What was the name of the Iraqi dictator who ordered the al-Anfal campaign?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the 1980s, the Iraqi government launched a systematic assault on the Kurds, an ethnic minority with ancient ties to territory in the northern region of the country. This quiz and worksheet focus on the factors that fueled the al-Anfal campaign, and the devastating results.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz on the al-Anfal campaign is to test your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Iraqi rational for the al-Anfal campaign
  • Tactics and weapons used against the Kurds
  • Leaders of the al-Anfal campaign
  • Kurdish casualties

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the Iraqi government's campaign against the Kurds
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can review information about the al-Anfal campaign and understand the factors and motives behind the events
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the al-Anfal campaign

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson, The Kurdish Genocide in Iraq (Al-Anfal Campaign). The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the term al-Anfal
  • List the major stages of the al-Anfal campaign
  • Explain the link between the al-Anfal campaign and the Iran-Iraq War
  • Understand why the Iraqi government targeted Kurds and other ethnic minorities