On the 4th March we arrived in the village of Barzan.
This is the place where everyone from Barzanis family are buried. This includes Mala Mustafa Barzani, military commander and politician, the father of contemporary president of Kurdistan, Masoud. All the Barzanis are Kurdish warriors (Peshmerga) and have for long time fought for their country Kurdistan. Under the rule of Saddam Hussain, the Kurds oppressed and murdered; the history repeats itself now with the IS terrorists. That is the way that many Kurds feel. The Barzani family has fought for the separation of Kurdistan from Iraq so that the people could live in a peaceful country.
Barzan is a special place for many Kurds. We are glad that we could visit this place.

 

Barzan village