Gabriel Gatehouse in northern Iraq
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Life for refugees in Iraq's tented villages

In northern Iraq, a 26 year conflict has been causing thousands of villagers to flee their homes.

For more than a decade a Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, has used the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan as a base from which to plan and execute attacks inside Turkey.

A splinter group, known as PJAK, has expanded its front into Iran.

Both countries have been hitting back with attacks on bases and villages inside Iraq.

Gabriel Gatehouse has been to see the effects.

  • 21 Jul 2010