ISIL booby traps leave Iraq town deserted

Despite being retaken by army and Peshmerga forces, Taza Kharmatho remains uninhabitable for former residents.

    Until ten days ago the Iraqi town of Taza Kharmatho, just south of Kirkuk city, was in the hands of ISIL fighters.

    But a week ago the Iraqi army and ‎Kurdish Peshmerga forces swept into the area, retaking the town.

    Due to ISIL's tactic of booby trapping buildings before they flee, it now resembles a ghost town, uninhabitable for most of its former residents.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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