.Kurdish refugees return to their demolished village of Qalat Diza after the failed Iraqi Kurdish uprising against Saddam Hussein. Two million Kurds from Iraqi Kurdistan fled their villages in northern Iraq for refugee camps when the uprising against Saddam Hussein failed after the gulf war. Hussein’s forces have levelled many Kurdish villages and towns, as illustrated in this example. The villagers are afraid to rebuild as long as Saddam is in power. In 19 89, Iraqi troops dynamited and bulldozed Qalat Dizah.
Fearful of an Iraqi military attack on the families mountain hide-out, the daughter of a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter keeps an AK-47 assault rifle handy, Zagros Mountains of Northern Iraq, 12th May 1979 -