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Attacked by ISIS on the road to Mosul

VICE News followed Kurdish Peshmerga forces as they launched an offensive against the Islamic State along a vital route to Mosul.

With the mooted October deadline for the recapture of Mosul from the Islamic State rapidly approaching, Kurdish Peshmerga on Sunday launched an offensive to push closer to Mosul from the Iraq's southeast, gaining control of another vital supply line.

VICE News traveled with the Peshmerga's elite Zerevani division as they pushed north through IS-held countryside.

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