On the frontline in the battle with ISIL in northern Iraq

This is life on the frontline in the northern Iraqi town of Baiji as Shi’ite fighters battle to clear ISIL militants from the area.

The town, about 190km north of Baghdad, has been a battleground for more than a year since its seizure by Islamists in June 2014.

Hashid-al-Shaabi, the group that released the footage, said its advance was being slowed by an ISIL sniper.