Saddam Hussein and six co-defendants will stand trial starting Aug. 21 for his 1980s military campaign against Kurds in northern Iraq, Iraq's High Tribunal said Tuesday.
Saddam is accused of sending his troops to crash a revolt, which was resulted in many victims among the Kurds.
Charges in the case were announced in April, when the tribunal released a memo saying the campaign included "savage military attacks on civilians," including "the use of mustard gas and nerve agents ... to kill and maim rural villagers and to drive them out of their homes."
According to the AP, others accused in this case include Saddam's cousin, Ali Hassan Majid, or "Chemical Ali;" former Defense Minister Sultan Hashim Ahmad; former intelligence chief Saber Abdul Aziz al-Douri; former Republican Guard commander Hussein al-Tikriti; former Nineveh provincial Gov. Taher Tafwiq al-Ani; and former top military commander Farhan Mutlaq al-Jubouri.