VICE News recently published a three part documentary covering the Kurdish Peshmerga forces that are fighting against the so-called Islamic State in Iraqi Kurdistan. To record the lives of the Kurdish men and women that are defending Iraq’s front lines against ISIS, VICE reporters embedded themselves in a Peshmerga unit for one month.
The Road to Mosul
The Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are defending a 600 mile frontline that stretches from Sinjar in Western Iraq, to Kirkuk in Southern Iraqi Kurdistan. This frontline partially encircles Mosul, which is the Islamic State’s stronghold in Iraq.
Watch the VICE documentary below to learn about the daily sacrifice made by the Kurds — America’s only reliable boots on the ground in Iraq.