Iraq's defence ministry said they were having some success against militant targets in air strikes. The government released footage filmed from a military helicopter shows bombs being fired at enclosures in the Nineveh province. General Hamid al-Maliki, Commander of Iraqi Army Air Wing said:
"The last three days the Iraqi Army Air Wing carried out effective missions on militant targets."
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."