IS: Kurdish Peshmerga trained by UK firm in bomb disposal
The biggest cause of Kurdish Peshmerga casualties is the number of bombs and booby-traps that were left behind by Islamic State militants (IS) in a surprise offensive in August.
Explosives such these and suicide bomb attacks are the deadliest weapons the Kurdish forces face.
A British company, financed by the UK government, is in Iraqi Kurdistan training the Peshmerga in bomb disposal skills.
The BBC's Jim Muir reports.
14 Oct 2014
- From the section Middle East