From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
It's been a day of mixed fortunes for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
The group has been losing territory in Iraq, but making gains inside Syria.
In Iraq, government forces say they're pushing ISIL back in the east and north of the country.
Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.