Rory Stewart visits Iraqi crisis

Cumbrian MP Rory Stewart is in Iraq on a fact finding mission as the humanitarian crisis there deepens.

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Many MPs are using the summer recess to fly off on holiday to get a break. But one of our MPs has taken a plane straight to Iraq instead, to see for himself the war and suffering spread by Islamic militants.

Penrith and the Border's Rory Stewart is Chair of Parliament's Defence Committee and has spoken to ITV News from Irbil, where he's gathering vital information.

Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand reports:

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Rory Stewart is in Iraq as the humanitarian crisis deepens

Cumbrian MP Rory Stewart is in Iraq on a fact finding mission as the humanitarian crisis there deepens.

Mr Stewart is the first British MP to go out to the country since the current crisis began

Islamic extremist forces have taken over control of much of the north of the country and have been accused of atrocities.

The MP for Penrith and the Border is now with the Iraqi army on the front line, about 45 miles from the town of Irbil. Pam Royle spoke to him by phone and asked him what conditions are like where he is.

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