Kurdish forces battle ISIL in northern Iraq

Al Jazeera captures exclusive footage of fighting for control of strategic town of Rabia near Syria border.

    Al Jazeera has captured exclusive footage of Kurdish Peshmerga forces battling ISIL fighters in northern Iraq. They are defending the town of Rabia, which is close to the Syrian border.

    Rabia is strategically important because it is the main route for ISIL between Syria and the city of Mosul, which is controlled by ISIL.

    Charles Stratford reports from Iraq.


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