A collection of photos featuring victims of the chemical attack in 1980s Iran’s Sacred Defense has been showcased in the city of Qom.
Taken by the Iranian photographer Mehdi Monem, the photos were displayed during an exhibition mounted at Eshraq Cultural Center.
"I have spent 14 years working on the collection, which contains photos of the civilian victims of the Iran-Iraq war," Monem explained.
“These photos depict the victims of the chemical attack, which affected the lives of the people in Sardasht and the surrounding villages afterwards,” he added.
The exhibition has been held to mark the 24th anniversary of the tragic event, which was occurred in the Iranian town of Sardasht on June 28, 1987.
Over 1000 individuals were killed and more than 8000 were permanently disabled due to the attack.
Many children gradually lost their vision after birth due to the consequences of the chemical bombardment at the area.
A quarter of the town’s population of that time is still suffering from severe illnesses as result of the attack.
The war photo exhibition kicked off on June 22 and will run until July 5, 2014.