Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are trying to reverse gains by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have overrun much of the country's north.

The group is in control of Iraq's second biggest city, Mosul; and Kurdish forces are trying to keep up pressure on the group's positions.

As they wait for better weapons, the Kurds say they are in high spirits and are being paid well to fight ISIL.

Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from Khazir in northern Iraq.

Source: Al Jazeera