Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in the Ayadiyah district, north of Tal Afar, a strategic city that the government has claimed to have taken control over from ISIL. Security sources say hundreds of fighters are making their last stand.

Meanwhile, thousands of displaced civilians from Tal Afar are being sent to a new refugee camp in the historic Nimrud district.


Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from the camp in northern Iraq, where refugees recounted their struggles.

Middle East, Iraq, War & Conflict