ISIS Getting Their Butts Whopped By Kurdish Snipers

Don’t let anyone tell you there aren’t local forces rising up against ISIS. Take a look at this awesome footage of Kurdish snipers wiping the floor with ISIS.

BBC takes you behind the lines of the fight against the savage Islamic State. It’s a war the Kurds are in to defend their very lives, as ISIS attempts to take their lands.

BBC facts on ISIS:

Isis grew out of an al-Qaeda-linked organisation in Iraq

  • Estimated 10,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria

  • Joined in its offensives by other Sunni militant groups, including Saddam-era officers and soldiers, and disaffected Sunni tribal fighters

  • Exploits standoff between Iraqi government and the minority Sunni Arab community, which complains that Shia Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is monopolising power

  • Isis led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an obscure figure regarded as a battlefield commander and tactician

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