When ISIS launched a surprise attack on Kurdistan

Journalist Wladimir van Wilgenburg describes taking an apartment in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, shortly before the Islamic State launched their surprise attack on Mosul. He says that most people didn’t expect their next move–an attack on the Kurdistan region–and continue to speculate about their motives today.

Storyteller: Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Date of Story: June, 2014
Location of Story: Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Date: 29 January, 2016