‘Iraqi soldiers struck the young men in front of their parents with a metal hose’

After Iraqi jets gassed Kurdish peshmerga strongholds in the Gara mountains, 99 men from Guze village were rounded up and executed. AISHA HAJI SALAM describes how her two sons were taken from her and never seen again.

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‘Sadiq aimed his gun, “If you throw your baby into the river, I’ll shoot you dead”’

When clouds of poison gas drifted across the Gara mountains families from Guze village were driven to acts of desperation to survive. Numb with exhaustion and despair, SALEEM HASSAN SALEEM was prepared to abandon his baby child in an icy river.

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