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The remains of 172 victims of the Anfal genocide, unearthed from mass graves in Iraq’s Samawa desert in 2019, were finally laid to rest at the Anfal Monument cemetery in Sulayamniyah’s Chamchamal district on February 21, 2024. These remains had been held at a forensic medicine facility in Baghdad for more than four years. Anfal denotes a series of genocidal attacks perpetrated by Saddam Hussein’s Baathist regime against the Kurdish people in the late 1980s. Photos: Mohammed Omer/Metrography.