The US Department of Defense has said that there is "no truth to the rumours" that its drones have attacked militant targets in Iraq.
Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon Press Secretary has tweeted:
No truth to rumors in media today that US drones struck ISIL targets in Iraq.
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."