Kurdish fighters rip open rabbits and snakes with teeth as part of graduation ceremony

Kurdish fighters ripped open rabbits and snakes with their teeth as part of a graduation ceremony.The recruits crawled through freezing cold mud, ripped apart animals with their teeth and smashed blocks with their boots as they finished their training.Known as the Peshmerga, the Kurdish army were instrumental in defeating ISIS. Initially they were taken by surprise when the Islamic State attacked Kurdistan, overrunning their positions.