Publication in the newspaper « La Libre Belgique » On the Kurdish front line

The war against Daech is taking place on several fronts. One of these is in eastern Syria and northern Iraq, in areas with a Kurdish majority.
The front stretches over several hundred kilometres of plains and oil areas. A surprise attack by Daech on 16 December, with
suicide bombers, suicide cars and bulldozers to cut the barbed wire of the peshmerga lines lines woke up this front that was thought to be passive.
A report on and behind the front line, from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, to the south of the city of Hassakeh, in Syria. OLIVIER PAPEGNIES