The Kurds of northern Iraq faced discrimination, terror, and death
under the regime of Saddam Hussein. As the security situation
deteriorated in southern and central Iraq after the U.S.-led invasion
in 2003, thousands of displaced persons fled to the Kurdish Regional
Government (KRG)-controlled area in the north. Recently, northern
border villages have suffered military attacks by Turkey and Iran.
CPT's January delegation will be based in the KRG city of Suleimaniya.