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Kurdish Soldiers Optimistic Despite Dangers of Fighting IS

  • Heather Murdock

Despite the latest Islamic State attack in Kirkuk, Kurdish soldiers taking part in the operation to reclaim Mosul from IS fighters express optimism. Villages held by the militants continue to fall, leaving empty shelters, bombed-out homes, and left-over live explosives. From Iraqi Kurdistan, about 30 km outside Mosul, VOA's Heather Murdock talks to soldiers and refugees about what it is like to fight - and to flee IS.

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