Training exercise to find explosives in Iraqi Kurdistan
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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
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