ISIS Fighters Leave Behind Booby Traps

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One of the biggest problems the Kurdish Peshmerga have faced in their efforts to win back the territory they lost to a surprise offensive by ISIS militants in early August is the number of bombs and booby traps the fighters leave behind when they retreat.

Those and other types of explosives such as suicide bomb attacks are by far the most deadly weapons the Kurdish forces face.

A British company, financed by the government in London, is in Iraqi Kurdistan training the Peshmerga on how to deal with the threat.

The BBC’s Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports.

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This segment aired on October 16, 2014.


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