Unverified pictures appear to show Isis fighters on the streets near Iraq's embattled western border, as John Kerry today confirmed Barack Obama's offer to help in the fight against the Islamist militants.
ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports from a nation where the maps may soon have to be redrawn.
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."