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Iraq, "the cradle of civilization," had its modern borders drawn after
the end of World War I, when the Ottoman Empire ceded control of the
country to Britain. It has the world's second largest petroleum
Learn more about the Kurds, Iraq after Saddam, Kurdish nationalism and
issues around revenge and reconciliation.
Video Length: 25:57
2003, FRONTLINE/World correspondent Sam Kiley went to Iraq to cover a war
that everyone knew was coming. He was reporting from the northern front, an area
controlled by the Kurds since the first Gulf War. In the weeks Kiley spent in
Kurdistan, he would discover a land and a people haunted by Saddam
Hussein. watch video >> read more >>
Interview With Sam Kiley: The Costs of War Read Kiley's harrowing account of kidnapping and near execution while reporting from Iraq. Get his take on the story, and find out what he is willing to risk--and not risk--in order to tell it.
a discussion with
FRONTLINE/World reporter Sam Kiley about his most recent
journey accompanying U.S. forces and Kurdish soldiers battling
their way south into the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and dealing
with the post-war conflicts between Kurds and Arabs.