Kurdish troops patrolled the streets of Kirkuk this morning, after capturing the town yesterday.
The oil-rich city is officially out of the formal boundary of their enclave and is the biggest of a number of towns taken by Kurdish fighters, who have taken advantage of the chaos to further expand their territory.
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."