Militants who seized several key Iraqi cities in the last few days are now in possession of millions of dollars worth of US-made Iraq army equipment, including military helicopters.
NBC News Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin has tweeted this image of an ISIL member apparently looking for pilots to crew an American-made Blackhawk helicopter.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."