Kurdistan post-war

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An Iraqi Kurd walks near a pile of empty shells of artillery ammunition, picked up by all the battle fields of Iraq. Those will be transported by truck to Iran and recycled. Each truck transports about 13 tons with the value of 431 USD for ton and the Iranian authorities collect 145 USD of border rates. Sometimes, the Iraqi drivers wait about one week on the Iraquian side of the border with Iran, for an entrance authorization, Chamchamal, Iraq, 2003/05/27.
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Suaad Hamed, 55 years, sits down in a bed placed on the roof of the hotel in which he works to 15 years. He lost all his family when in the Anfal campaign – genocide and ethnic cleansing – against the Kurds and Shias ordered by Saddam, Medina, Suleymania, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, 2003/05/27.
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A Peshmerga soldier passes near an ammunition deposit of the terrorist group Ansar-al-Islam destroyed by the coalition forces before the invasion of Iraq, Halabja region, Kurdistan, 2003/05/29. This Islamic radical group, with possible connections to Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, has a multinational composition, similar to the net Al Qaeda. It had taken, before the war, an enclave with 4000 civil and several villas, close to the Iranian border, having imposed a fundamentalist regime type Taliban. Until they have been expelled, they spread the terror in the area and made countless atrocities against the civilians.
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Rahma Mohamed waits for the medical consultation at the home for the elderly of Khalwatgay Peran that shelters 46 aged and receives alimentary support of the organization World Food Program, Suleymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, 2003/05/26.
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Moahmed Said Ali, pointing at the Halabja Memorial, the name of his grandfather Hussein dead during the attack on this town with chemical weapons in 1988, ordered by the Iraqi regime and coordinated by Saddam’s cousin, Ali al-Majid, known as “Chemical Ali.” As a result of the attack 3200 to 5000 civilians were dead on the spot and 7000 a 10000 were injured. Thousands more died of diseases, and birth defects in the years after the attack.
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An Iraqi Kurd installs the system of provisioning of drinkable water in the camp for refugees and internally displaced people of the UNOHCI – UN Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, close to the Iranian border of Taouila, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, 2003/05/28.
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Two users in a bedroom of the home for the elderly of Khalwatgay Peran that receives alimentary support of the organization World Food Program, Suleymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, 2003/05/26.
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A group of Iraqis arranges a great number of used shells of artillery ammunitions, picked up by all the battle fields of Iraq, to be loaded in a truck, and transported to Iran to be recycled. Each truck transports about 13 tons in the value of 431 USD for ton and the Iranian authorities collect 145 USD for ton of border rates. Sometimes, the Iraqi drivers wait about one week on the Iraqi side of the border with Iran for an authorization entrance, Chamchamal, Iraq, 2003/05/27.
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A group of local employees of the organization World Food Program carrying sacks of flour just arrived to the warehouse of Suleymania through Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, 2003/05/24.
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Two Peshmergas, now integrated in the arrays of the military forces of the political party P.U.K., Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, watch at the high of Sipa the permeable mountainous border with Iran, Halabja area, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, 2003/05/29. The leaders of the military line of P.U.K maintain a pressed surveillance of the frontier area because they fear the return of members of the terrorist group Ansar-Al-Islam, expelled in the beginning of the war by the coalition forces together with the forces of P.U.K. This Islamic radical group, with possible connections to Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, has a multinational composition, similar to the net Al Qaeda. It had taken, before the war, an enclave with 4000 civilians and several villas, close to the Iranian border, having imposed a fundamentalist regime type Taliban. Until they have been expelled, they spread the terror in the area and made countless atrocities against the population.
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