Hundreds of young Kurds on the way to the Iranian border
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Kurdish smugglers risk life to enter Iran from Iraq

Everyday, hundreds of young Kurds living in northern Iraq cross the border into Iran.

For a few dollars a day, they risk their lives to smuggle alcohol and cigarettes.

But they often come under fire from border guards and Iranians shoot their horses as a punishment.

BBC Persian's Jiya Gol reports from Iraqi Kurdistan.

  • 11 Nov 2011