Isis insurgents in Iraq captured more towns and border crossings today, reportedly securing large swathes of the west of the county and establishing control of key strategic sites.
But as they continue their rampage through the country, an army general told ITV News his men will go on the attack to prevent them taking Baghdad.
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."