Kurdish forces firing rockets towards Sinjar
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On the front line with Kurdish forces attempting to retake Sinjar

12 November 2015 Last updated at 07:50 GMT

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have launched an offensive to recapture the town of Sinjar.

A strategic town near the Syrian border, Islamic State militants seized Sinjar in August 2014.

The Kurdish campaign is being supported by air strikes by the US-led coalition.

The BBC's Jim Muir is on the front line with the Kurdish forces.

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