From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
North of the ISIL stronghold of Mosul in Northern Iraq is a town called Zumar.
Kurdish forces have been trying to drive fighters out for weeks but ISIL is putting up a tough fight to keep control of the oil-rich area.
In an exclusive report, Al Jazeera‘s Sue Turton reports from Zumar.