Next Episode of Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq is
Fifteen years after the 2003 invasion, ex-soldier Adnan Sarwar returns to Iraq to discover the people and country behind the headlines.
Adnan's journey begins in Kurdistan as he accompanies the Kurdish Peshmerga militia on a very special convoy up to Mount Gara. He is with animal activist Blen Brifkani to witness the release of two brown bears, previously held in captivity, back into the wild.
Adnan travels in a pilgrim minibus to Iraq's number one tourist attraction - the Holy Shrines of Kerbala. Around 14 million visitors from 60 different countries came here in 2017 for the Shia pilgrimage - Arbaeen - five times as many as attend the Hajj in Mecca, making it one of the largest gatherings anywhere on earth.
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