With Shovels And Bulldozers, Iraq Kurds Draw Line In Sand

With shovels and bulldozers, Iraq Kurds draw line in sand

SHAQOULI, Iraq, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Nov, 2016 ) : Iraqi Kurdish forces are building a berm near Mosul, a line in the sand that may mark a boundary of territory they aim to keep after recapturing it from jihadists. The Kurdish peshmerga fighters have worked methodically, like in a factory line, packing dirt into sacks, sealing them and then stacking them firmly atop the berm cutting across the sands near the battleground city. Armed with bulldozers and shovels, they have been fortifying the barrier, about 60 kilometres (40 miles) west of the Kurds' regional capital Arbil, that separates them from Iraqi Federal forces.