Sunni fighters seized a post on the Iraq-Syria border overnight, security sources at the border told Reuters news agency.
The border post is a strategic gain which could allow the fighters to move heavy weapons between territory they control in both countries, the sources said.
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."