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Omar Jamat Cage stands on the terrace of his house in the village of Galala. Below him his wife is tending to crops growing in their smallholding. The village was Kurdish nationalist leader Mustafa Barzani's headquarters from 1961 to 1976 and the main centre for PDK resistance against   regime. At 25 years old Omar was in charge of an artillery battery in Barzani's forces as they fought against Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army.