The oldest daughter of Saddam Hussein said she was "very happy" about the Islamist militants gaining control over several cities and towns inside Iraq.
Speaking to London-based newspaper Al Quds Al Aabi, Raghad Saddam Hussein said:
"I am very happy with the victories were achieved by my father’s men.”
She credited former Saddam aide Izzat al Douri, reportedly linked to a group of former Iraqi army officers and Ba'athists who joined Islamic militants in their battle to take over Mosul.
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."