Middle East In northern Iraq, Kurds struggle with IS booby traps

Improved explosive devices, or IEDs, are proving a difficult weapon to overcome for Iraq's Kurds, much as they were for US forces in the country after 2003.

By , Correspondent

Ari Jalal/Reuters

War is always dangerous. But for the woefully under-equipped Kurdish Iraqi sappers clearing the mines and booby-traps laid by the so-called Islamic State, it sometimes borders on the suicidal.