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Persecuted by Saddam and ISIS: a Yazidi life caught up in the drama of Iraq’s recent history

“We have never been living in peace. The Iraqi authorities always fought against us, Saddam wanted to kill us, then Islamists like ISIS tried to annihilate us … I had to rebuild our house several times”. Ahmed (name changed) grew up during the Iraqi-Kurdish wars in the 1960s and 70s…

Sulaymaniya market

Two shopkeepers in traditional Kurdish attire are looking out for clients on the central market in Sulaymaniya. (Shot taken in May 2017)