Abandoned Iraq

A lost world After the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the subsequent regime collapse, the country as a whole fell into a state of disrepair. The collapse of the central government brought with it severe humanitarian problems. Food and medical supplies were in short supply. Protecting Iraq’s ancient cultural sites were not high on […]

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Out of Erbil

“The Iraqi army have taken Pirde 30kms south of here and may advance northwards tonight. What do you want to do?” asked my local Kurdish guide; Balin after pulling me aside. It was October 21st last and we had just arrived in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. I’ve been managing international tours in “places […]

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