From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
More than two months have passed since the US-led coalition began targeting ISIL in Iraq.
There have been some tactical successes but the group has not been defeated.
The Iraqi government is now trying to persuade Sunni armed factions and tribes to help it fight ISIL but Sunni leaders want greater rights and representation in government.
Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Erbil: