RT News - December 30, 2015 (17:00 MSK)

RT talks exclusively to Syrian civilians who escaped besieged shia areas under a UN-brokered deal; Iraqi officials say Kurdish forces are vital in liberating the country from ISIL, while Turkey cracks down on local Kurds fighting for autonomy; Natural gas spews into the Californian sky, with the company responsible for the leak accused of ignoring the scope of a disaster.