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The Struggle For Weapons On The Frontline (Extra Scene From ‘The Road To Mosul’)

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Watch "Peshmerga vs. the Islamic State: The Road to Mosul (Full Length)" - http://bit.ly/1Kcm3uJ

A year after the Islamic State's 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.

The Pentagon's hopes of recapturing the city by spring 2015 have been dashed by the military failures of the Iraqi Army further south, leaving the peshmerga to defend a 600-mile long frontline almost encircling Mosul, fending off constant Islamic State (IS) assaults with insufficient supplies of ammunition and modern weapons.

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.

In this extra scene, VICE News speaks with Masrour Bazrani, chancellor of the Kurdistan Security Council, about the disparity of weapons supplies that leaves Kurdish peshmerga forces vulnerable during their clashes with Islamic State militants.

Read "Islamic State Launches Dual Syria Offensives as Fighting Rages On" - http://bit.ly/1NqdInk

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