Volunteers battling the insurgency in Iraq will be given an extra food allowance, the country's Prime Minister has said.
In a statement announced on state television, Nuri al-Maliki said those fighting in "hot areas" with the country's security forces, were to be given 750,000 Dinars ($644) per month.
He added that non-fighting volunteers were to be paid 500,000 Dinars ($450) and all volunteers would be given an extra 125,000 Dinars ($107) food allowance per month.
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."