I can’t believe that it was just over a year ago that I was on frontline against Islamic State in both Syria and northern Iraq making a documentary (Fighting IS: Big Phil’s War) that was shown on Sky Atlantic.

I’ll be telling a few more stories from that trip but this week. For now I want to share some of the Intel I picked up when I was near Mosul twelve months ago.

I spent a lot of time with the Kurdish Peshmerga – the guerrilla fighters who were defending their territory against IS.