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The Kurdish and Yazidi women taking up arms against IS

High up in the mountains on the Iran-Iraq-Turkey border, a group of Kurdish and Yazidi women are united in their battle against so-called Islamic State.

Determined to fight back against their persecutors, they have joined a PKK training camp for women fighters.

The BBC's Jiyar Gol gained exclusive access to the camp, to see how the young women are learning the skills to take on IS. He made this report for Newsnight.

  • 19 Aug 2015
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