Kurds push back against Islamic State group

US-backed Peshmerga forces attempt to recapture lost territory as fighting nears Kurdish region's capital, Erbil.

    The Kurdish military forces, known as Peshmerga, are battling the Islamic State group which has captured large areas of the country's north.

    In a renewed push to defend their territory, the Peshmerga, backed by the US, are trying to recapture Kurdish towns lost to the Islamic State.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Mosul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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