Story here for Al Jazeera English on Sunni Arab fighters training in Bashiqa to retake Mosul. Many of the fighters I met were former Iraqi army soldiers who fled the ISIL advance last summer. Now they are being trained by men loyal to exiled Governor Atheel Al Nujaifi, not only to fight but to regain lost pride.
Story here for IRIN news. Iraqi Kurdistan is undergoing a financial crisis brought on by the pressure of hosting millions of IDPs and refugees, as well as stalled budget payments from Baghdad and the falling price of oil. There are fears that the worsening economic situation and grim living conditions for IDPs could cause unrest.