An ITV News team have gained access to Kaywan military base in Kirkuk, northern Iraq.
Iraq army personnel fled the largest base in the region ahead of Islamist insurgents, destroying equipment and uniforms before they left.
ITV News producer Murad Talat sent us these pictures:
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."