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On a brand new series of Inside Out presented by Paul Hudson, we meet the Yorkshire family man fighting on the frontline against Islamic State, Paul finds out why we may need to protect ourselves from more and more summer heatwaves by 2050, and Lucy Hester discovers how the city of Hull could have looked very different if a postwar plan had been followed.

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30 minutes

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Mon 7 Sep 2015 19:30
BBC One Yorks & Lincs, Yorkshire only

The Briton fighting Islamic State

The Briton fighting Islamic State

A Kurdish man from Keighley in West Yorkshire explains why he has gone to Iraq to fight the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Several times a year Yasir Abdulla leaves his wife and four children at home to fight against IS and defend nearby Kurdish villages where he grew up.

BBC Inside Out reporter Emma Glasbey talked to the Peshmerga fighter about life on the front line. She also discovered his remarkable video footage chronicling his experiences.

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Role Contributor
PresenterPaul Hudson
EditorNicola Addyman