Modern Day Genocides

Genocide- The killing of a large group of people, typically a certain ethnic group or race.

It usually occurs when a certain group disagrees with another and one takes it to an extreme measures

Genocides in Iraq

Saddam Hussien led a genocidal Campaign against the Kurdish people in the 1980's. The Kurdish people were tied and lined up and then executed into mass graves. Women and children were put into camps under horrid conditions and boys and young men of fighting age were executed with no exception.

"Countries at Risk." N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2015.

"WHAT HAPPENED IN THE KURDISH GENOCIDE." WHAT HAPPENED IN THE KURDISH GENOCIDE. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2015.

90% of Kurdish villages were utterly destroyed

Genocide in Somalia

Somalia is made up of 3 main tribes after going to war and losing decisively the country went into an economic crisis and anarchy took in.

On May 27, 1988 Siad Barre gave instructions to exterminate all members of the Isaaq tribe. Military forces under the command of Mohammed Said Hersi began aerial and artillery bombardment of the three cities in which the Isaaq lived: Hargeisa, Berbera and Bur’o.

"Somalia « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide." Somalia « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 May 2015.

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