Exclusive: the fierce battle for Iraq's Zumar

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton is the first reporter to reach Zumar, where Peshmerga forces are battling ISIL.

    North of the ISIL stronghold of Mosul in Northern Iraq is a town called Zumar.

    Kurdish forces have been trying to drive fighters out of there 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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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