2004 Suicide Attacks Monument
2004 Suicide Attacks Monument Erbil Reviews
Monument to the 2004 Suicide Attacks Jan 15, 2014
Erbil and Iraqi Kurdistan has managed to escape the violence and chaos that has killed thousands in Arab-controlled Iraq, just a few dozen kilometres away, but that's not to say things have been peaceful all the time. In 2004, as people gathered to celebrate Eid al-Adha, two suicide bombers detonated themselves in the crowds outside the offices of the two main political parties. Among the 133 dead was the former Kurdish prime minister Sami Abdurrahman, after whom the park is named. In the centre of Martyr Sami Abdurrahman Park lies a monument to those killed in the attack, with a rather poignant inscription on a rock saying "Freedom is not Free".
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