RT News - December 30, 2015 (12:00 MSK)

One person is killed and almost a dozen injured as unknown gunmen open fire on tourists in the southern Russian city of Derbent; RT talks to civilians and wounded Syrian fighters who have reached Damascus from besieged towns under a UN-backed evacuation deal; Iraq says the Kurds could play a vital role in retaking the country's second largest city from ISIL - as Kurdish soldiers prove increasingly successful in fighting the jihadists; Across the border in Turkey, police clash with protesters demanding an end to curfews in Kurdish areas.