The Road to Mosul

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The Road to Mosul
SBS Viceland  |  May 29, 2018

A year after the Islamic State's (IS) lightning conquest of Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, the poorly trained and equipped Kurdish peshmerga forces are the international coalition's only reliable boots on the ground in northern Iraq. For one month, Vice News embedded with the peshmerga fighters on the Mosul frontline, gaining an insight into the coalition's faltering war against IS through the eyes of the Kurdish volunteers bearing the brunt of the fighting.

A year after the Islamic State's (IS) lightning conquest of Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, the poorly trained and equipped Kurdish peshmerga forces are the international coalition's only reliable boots on the ground in northern Iraq. For one month, Vice News embedded with the peshmerga fighters on the Mosul frontline, gaining an insight into the coalition's faltering war against IS through the eyes of the Kurdish volunteers bearing the brunt of the fighting.

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