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Homemade APC: Iraqi Blacksmith Builds Armored Vehicle To Fight ISIS – 19 October 2014

Still from RT video
Still from RT video

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. Continue reading