Home / Articles / Blog / Pinned Down by the Islamic State: The Road to Mosul (Part 1) Pinned Down by the Islamic State: The Road to Mosul (Part 1) Posted By Lewis Heart on October 8, 2019 Posted by Lewis Heart breaking news , coalition , combat , culture , Documentaries , Documentary , Embedded , exclusive , Happening Now , Interview , Interviews , iraq , ISIS , islamic state , Journalism , Kurdistan , Kurds , kurds in syria , kurds vs turkey , Mosul , News , Peshmerga , Pinned Down by the Islamic State , Sinjar , Terrorism , The Road to Mosul , underground , vice , vice mag , vice mosul , Vice News , videos , War , wild , World , world news , Yazidis This article has 98 comments kurdish sounds like a combo between russian and arabic lol Reply why is he hammering those bulletS? Reply How awkward would it be if these VICE reporters ran into the other VICE team covering the ISIS side? Reply Respect to those men who fight for their country instead of escape. Reply Fuck isis Reply The armoured vehicle at 9:01 is a german origin dingo. I wonder were that came from. Reply Where is part 2 and 3? Reply I think the US is a bit chicken to help because they don't want another Mujaheddin incident. I think supplying the Kurds would be better than supplying the rebels anyway Reply THEY expect support from USA?? thats just sad because the monsters they are fighting are being supplied by USA and Israel Reply The Peshmerga should get or train skilled sniper to snipe back at the enemy, hide in good spots with silencers. Reply you know why kurds are sucking westerns dick? they want an independant state!! like hell they're gonna have it. turkey and iran will fuck them in the ass. Reply These man are quite literally putting their own lives on the line for the rest of us. After watching this I have love and respect for these brave soldiers. I truly hope we start sending them whatever they need in terms of equipment and information. God bless the Kurds Reply This reporters' vocabulary is "blocked" on the word "stalemate" Reply Allow snack bar Reply ho do you turn the non english subtitles off? they are a pain Reply fall of Mosul on June 4- 10 ,2014isis 800 terrorists equipped w knives.Iraq 30,000 soldiers equipped w tanksdecisive victory for Baghdadi and his pigs.something is very fishy here…….. Reply certainly, some big powers prop up isis w knives to conquer Mosul. Reply The West and Russia must hunt down Baghdadi and conquer Mosul to stop global terrorism. using iraqi's troops ? nope. using the brave Kurds !cut Baghdadi's balls Reply dont trust the kurds,they are far from being like the western media paints them Reply Mosul belongs to türkiye. Reply if you wanna know what the good guys look like they look like peshmerga! Reply YANKEES COBARDES ANDAN CON US PERROS KURDOS, MIENTRAS QUE LO QUE COMBATEN EL VERDADERO TERRORISMO CREADO POR USTEDES SON LOS RUSOS , SIRIA , HEZBOLLAH, IRAQ Y IRAN !!!!. AUNQUE A USTEDES LE DUELA EL CULO ACEPTARLO. Reply QUE BOMBARDEAN LOS ALIADOS EN SIRIA Y IRAK?? PORQUE NO HABLAN DE LAS VICTORIAS IRAQUIES?????? NOMAS MUESTRAN UN LADO DE LA GUERRA LA DE SUS MERCENARIOS KURDOS DEL IMPERIALISMO!!!!!!. Reply AH Y ME OLVIDABA TAMBIEN LOS FSA COMBATEN AL ISIS. XD. Reply damn the journalist is fine! Reply whos holding sinjar atm? Reply "Want to see a house full of IEDs?" "Seems legit!" Reply good work! but openning a TNT filled metal case with an pickaxe and close to rocks… wow xD my reaction would be the same as the reporters reaction xD Reply the peshmerga strategy here is to make sure the ISIS cockroach's do not make a advance cross the front line of sinjar city that's right on the mountain top where the peshmerga force's are located playing a defense role here ISIS cockroach's are holding the city of Mosul it will take up to 6 months or more before they may be a advance for the peshmerga force's too move in that city of Mosul there is no strategic strategy right now at the moment for the peshmerga force's too move into the city of Mosul Reply the peshmerga strategy here is to make sure the ISIS cockroach's do not make a advance cross the front line of sinjar city that's right on the mountain top where the peshmerga force's are located playing a defense role here ISIS cockroach's are holding the city of Mosul it will take up to 6 months or more before they may be a advance for the peshmerga force's too move in that city of Mosul there is no strategic strategy right now at the moment for the peshmerga force's too move into the city of Mosul Reply where did they get all those g36s? Just curious. Reply 3:35 that was fucking cool Reply The Iranian army would like to thank chevrolet Reply Still Pinned Down ? Reply indonesia language subtitle please?? Reply "We'll smack their religion out of their heads" That's brilliant Reply They would need a mechanized infantry division for this to keep the casualties down. Reply wearing your blood type on your clothes is bad luck lol Reply Was that a condom or a burst balloon at the end? Reply Great stuff Vice News!! Keep up the good work informing the rest of the world!!! Kudos!! Reply i don't know if this is an ignorant question but what if an isis militant watched this video wouldn't that mean the iraqi's strategies are being exposed?? Reply these kurds got our g36 thats a real nice rifle Reply leave it to the Peshmerga to kick and step on a dead body. 4:45 Reply good job Reply peshmerga Speakes other language ? Reply BISMILLAHIRROHMAN NIRROHIM ….. YA ROHMAN … YA ROMIM …. YA SALAM … YA MUKMIN …. YA GOFFAR … YA GOFFUR… YA AFUW… YA LATIF …. YA JAMIU … YA HADI … YA HALIM… YA SOBUR …. YA ROUF …. YA ROHMAN… SEMOGA IRAQ DAN SIRIA DAN TURKI DAN PALESTINA DAN MESIR DAN LIBIA DAN KUWAIT DAN ARAB DLL … DLL … JAYA LAGI BERSAMA SAMA MEMBANGUN MASJID MASJID YANG LEBIH BANYAK DAN FASILITAS AIRNYA JERNIH DAN HALAMANNYA LUAS DAN BAGUS DAN ADA TANAMAN TANAMAN YANG BERBUAH DAN INDAH INDAH MEMAKMURKAN RAKYATNYA DAN ADIL DAN IMANNYA KUAT DAN SUCI HATINYA PENUH SIFAT SIFAT YANG TERPUJI DAN PUNYA HATI YANG MULIA DAN INGIN MENIRU DAN TAAT NABI MUHAMMAD SAW DAN BELAJAR KITAB SUCI AL QUR'AN AL KARIM DENGAN TAAT KEPADA AJARAN AGAMA ISLAM YANG INDAH DAN YANG BENAR DAN YANG BAIK DAN PUNYA AKHLAQUL KARIMAH AMIN AMIN AMIN DAN MEMBANGUN MADRASAH MADRASAH YANG MODERN DAN LUAS DAN AIRNYA JERNIH DAN HALAMANNYA LUAS DAN PUNYA ANAK ANAK YANG BAIK YANG SHOLIH DAN SHOLIHAH YANG MAU MENDOAKAN KEPADA BAPAK DAN IBUNYA AMIN AMIN AMIN … DAN PUNYA KELUARGA YANG SAKINAH , MAWADDAH WA ROHMAH AMIN AMIN AMIN …. YA ALLOH AMIN …. Reply Lmao when the crazy kurd starts smashing the tnt with the pick and the press guy is like noo noooo I would of been outta there crazy fucker god bless them. Reply I have a bad feeling about the rise of the kurds. Reply Can anyone tell me more about the practice of hammering the tips of high-caliber munitions with a mallet as seen at 1:45 ? Reply to be honest i would fight isis with a controlled tank or drone to kill them Reply Where do these pershmerga fighters get their ammunition from? Reply Fuck shia Reply We, the Sunnis in Iraq, we are exposed to violations of everyone, whether pro-America, Israel and Iran or Shiite militias, which are also supported and funded by America and Iran Both are cramming terrorism killing Sunnis and the community Reply How come Vice doesn't post stories like this series, anymore? How there's nothing new? Reply " Tell them not to be scared " he says as hes driving a metal pickaxe into a can of TNT knowing the friction between the two can cause a spark.. I would of literally kacked my pants watching him do that Reply i am a kurdish and we will have our land and our Right and we will send every isis soldier to the hell Reply this is my favourite episode of this season of this theatre =) Reply The Fight For Mosul Began 2 Days Ago…. God Bless Iraqi Army, Peshmerga, American, and Coalition Forces…. Down With ISIS Down With Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Reply CANADA 4 TRUMP Reply The Peshmerga should abandon the closest positions during an Isis attack and leave behind some devastating IED's along with Mortars and artillery zero'd in on firing positions. Reply @1:47 um? nobody stop him? Reply ''Kurds don't believe they'll go to heaven by killing themslaves''Explain PKK terrorists then, Reply Governments feed us to the fantasy of living space and the conquest of spacethat will Never succeed. Man is not made to live l in spaceAnd all of this to divert us from faith in God borders and laws. Reply 4:43 LMFAO Reply Can you drop a mortar on the direction of fire from the sniper? Or is that to dangerous with the risk of civilian causualties? Reply 7:05 I agree with you, Sir. They're just crazy Reply how stupid can you be to hammer away at an IED with a pickaxe ? Reply Ottoman coins are still a thing Reply 6:16 well at least there not active or are they D:> Reply Muslims will win Reply ISLAMIC TEACHING " BLOW UP YOURSELF THEN YOU GO TO HEAVEN WITH ALLAH"….LOL !!!!!! CRAZY ISLAMIC RELIGION Reply wheres part 2? anyone have it? thanks! Reply Vice are the only reporters with some balls Reply is the g36 a standard? Reply I have become addicted to VICE news. Those guys have giant ball. If captured, torture and beheading is a given. Reply Each and every Peshmerga is just a Rambo, dont think of it as 600 pesmerga, think of it as 600 Rambo's Reply Lol 8:28. ISIS shitheads use After effects. Reply I.gnorantS.cumbagsI.n deepS.hit Reply Just when I'd lost hope for the Middle East and thought everyone hates us I see the heroes that are willing to die to fight isis I admire the Kurds and wish we would send in more troops to do what we do. Trump says big talk and how Obama never did anything yet at least he started constant air strikes on isis and sent seals at them. What has trump ever done but ban people from entering the country (not that it will help) the peshmerga are the bravest men I've ever seen and they deserve their own country. Reply mfkers are driving chevys lol Reply Why is my country, (USA) not supporting these guys? and if they are why aren't they doing more? Reply ✌️✌️❤️❤️Kurdish peshmerga ❤️❤️Kurdistan Reply islamic state are bad but islam is not bad Reply "Tell him we're Kurds, we're crazy." Mad respect for these guys. Reply I have very much respect for these Kurdish fighters. And noticed how they are all volunteers. Defending their home from these invaders I hope their battle is won Reply Isis will be destroyed Reply I Support the Kurdish on this one Reply 4:40 Reply 2:44 "fucking hell" Reply To say the least, it was somewhat interesting to see the donkeys at 8:05 barely giving an f at all. Reply ISIS is what happens when extremist ideologies take over young people. Hope extremist rhetoric and hate stop there, and also in first-world countries like with the alt-right and extremist left. We don't die when we indulge in those extremist ideas but we still do make the world just that much harder to live in. Reply they all dead now. the world killed them. Reply Wow the Germans were really kicking some military support into the Kurdish forces they have G36s and Dingos Reply Boi Reply Kurds Have right to establish their their country Reply The Peshmergas have the highest sense of morality out of all the groups in the region. Much respect to them all. Reply When he was smacking that gun powder can with the pick axe. He allnost lost his life and everyone elses lifes around him. One tiny spark from the metal can or from a rock under it and boom. Reply he said we fought the baaath party, thats the party of president assad, these kurds are againts the syrian president and are with the US,but not all of the kurds are with the US most of them are with syria Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.