Kurds 'light up the battlefield' against ISIL

Iraqi Peshmerga use floodlights to identify approaching ISIL fighters who use the cover of darkness to launch attacks.

    Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are lighting-up the battlefield to protect themselves from night attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

    Employing a tactic used by the US in Vietnam, the Peshmerga are using floodlights to identify approaching ISIL fighters who use the cover of darkness to sneak up on Peshmerga positions.

    Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from the Iraq-Syria border.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.