Mosul 'fell in half an hour' says family fleeing city

A family fleeing the Mosul in northern Iraq after Islamist insurgents swamped the region have told ITV News that the city fell in "half an hour."

ITV News' International Affairs Editor Rageh Omar reports:


Family waiting to cross ghazer crossing on road from #mosul eyewitnesses tell @itvnews that Mosul fell in half hour


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Islamic State leader calls for jihad in audio message

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