Petr Kubalek is a producer in RFE/RL's Multimedia Department. He has a master's degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Charles University in Prague and has a special interest in Middle Eastern minorities, with a particular focus on the Yazidis.
A survivor of the 1988 chemical gas attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja makes a remarkable journey back home to discover his lost family, his people, and himself.
Survivors of one of worst-ever gas attacks on civilians struggle with the toxic legacy of chemical weapons.
He was the only child in his family to survive Saddam Hussein's 1988 chemical-weapons attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja. After being adopted in Iran, Zmnako Muhammad Ahmad has made the emotional journey back home to discover his roots.