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Hundreds of Yezidi gather at the sacred Lalish Temple in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan near the city of Mosul on April 14, as they wait for the sun to set to begin New Year's celebrations. The Yezidi, a religious minority found in northern Iraq, call their New Year celebration Chwar Shema Sur, or Red Wednesday. The Yezidi are the descendants of Zoroastrians, and have been often targeted in the past for their beliefs.
Kamaran Najm
22 Apr 10
Kurdish security forces move to pacify demonstrators in the town of Pirmagrun on December 23, following a day of rioting that left dozens of people wounded. By nightfall, hundreds of riot police and troops had entered the town in armoured personnel carriers followed by ambulances. The security forces announced their arrival by firing automatic weapons in the air, eyewitnesses said.
Kamaran Najm
24 Dec 09
Photographs by Kamaran Najm/Metrography for IWPR.
Kamaran Najm
21 Dec 09
First Iraqi project to identify victims of Saddam’s crimes against the Kurds underway at site near Kirkuk.
Abdullah Hamid Habib, the top Patriotic Union of Kurdistan official in the village of Topzawa, north of Baghdad, examines a watch found in one of three mass graves on December 10.
Kamaran Najm
18 Dec 09
Mass graves near Kirkuk, first discovered after US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, now being examined in joint forensics operation by the Kurdish and Iraqi governments.
Voters queue at a polling station in the city of Sulaimaniyah to elect a new parliament and president for Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
Kamaran Najm
31 Jul 09
Border areas in northern Iraq come under regular air and artillery attack from Turkey and Iran, who say they are fighting separatist Kurdish rebels.
Kamaran Najm
18 May 09
Police Chief Colonel Sarhad Qadir plans the raid with a senior army official.
Kamaran Najm
20 Nov 08