ISIS, the islamic militants storming major cities in Iraq, are a "rag tag force with a lot of weapons" collected from abandoned army bases stocked by American forces, a security expert told Good Morning Britain.
Dr Sally Leivesley explained ISIS' origins in the Syrian civil war and how the militants "aggravated" the early days of the Arab Spring.
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."