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A homemade Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is not something you usually find in a backyard. RT visited an Iraqi blacksmith, who has been working 10 hours a day for 2 months, to help Kurdish fighters stop Islamic State militants.
Islamic State militants (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have been capturing territory in Iraq and Syria since June, taking cities in both countries. The US-led coalition started bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq in August, and, in Syria, in September. On Friday and Saturday they carried out 25 airstrikes against the extremists.
However, locals want to help and are eager to wage their own war to defend their land. Even if you have to learn how to build armored vehicles!
“This [APC] has two layers,” Shahbaz Sindi from Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, told RT’s Paula Slier. “The first layer is moveable, but the second layer you can’t move. It’s very hard.