Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Uganda protests: 1 dead, several injured during clashes with police

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#MeToo and the court of public opinion

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

S&P 500 ties record for longest bull run

Read more

THE DEBATE

Day 100 for Oleg Sentsov: Crimean-born filmmaker on indefinite hunger strike

Read more

IN THE PRESS

‘Asia Weinstein’: Italian press relishes Argento assault allegations

Read more

FOCUS

Venezuela: Worsening economic crisis erodes Chavista stronghold

Read more

ENCORE!

Strike a pose: The Studio Harcourt on capturing star profiles across the decades

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Jacob Zuma corruption scandal: Influence-peddling inquiry opens

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#MeToo accuser accused in turn

Read more

REPORTERS

An in-depth report by our senior reporters and team of correspondents from around the world. Every Saturday at 9.10 pm Paris time. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

Latest update : 2014-09-10

Kurdish fighters on the front line against IS militants

© France24

Even as Western powers struggle to put together a coalition to tackle the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS or ISIS), Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq have been battling for weeks to stem the jihadist onslaught.

The Islamic State insurgency has spread like wildfire across Syria and Iraq, leaving behind it a trail of death and desolation.

Iraqi Kurdistan's Peshmerga fighters, backed by Kurds from neighbouring Syria and Turkey, have paid a heavy price to defend their autonomous region from the jihadists.

Our reporters take you to the heart of the struggle for control of Iraq's lawless north.
 

By Estelle Berivan VIGOUREUX , Romeo LANGLOIS

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2018-08-03 Reporters

Video: Super Mama Djombo, Guinea-Bissau’s soundtrack

Today, if the small West African state of Guinea Bissau is famous—or, perhaps more correctly, infamous—for anything, it’s for frequent coups d’état. But that hasn’t always been...

Read more

2018-07-27 Reporters

Video: Zimbabwe faces up to its painful past

After three decades of silence, people in Zimbabwe are finally speaking out about the brutal civil war that followed independence. It’s no longer taboo to mention the ethnic...

Read more

2018-06-29 Reporters

Video: Inside Nicaragua’s rebel stronghold of Masaya

More than 200 people have been killed in the unprecedented wave of unrest sweeping Nicaragua in recent months. In mid-April, plans for social security reform sparked protests and...

Read more

2018-07-20 Reporters

Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela's collapse

Maracaibo is the second-largest city in Venezuela. Its residents face soaring inflation, widespread poverty and shortages. Under Hugo Chavez, Venezuela based its economy on oil...

Read more

2018-07-13 Reporters

Central African Republic: The way of the warlord

In the war-torn Central African Republic, former rebels who mounted a coup in 2013 are now dreaming of independence. FRANCE 24’s reporters James André and Anthony Fouchard went...

Read more