As it happened: Iraq Islamist insurgency

Key Points

  • Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have taken full control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk
  • Sunni Muslim insurgents vowed to march on to Baghdad, after seizing cities of Mosul and Tikrit
  • Parliament delays voting on request to grant PM emergency powers after it fails to reach a quorum
  • Government forces reportedly launch air raids against militants in Tikrit and Mosul
  • The US says it is considering further assistance to Iraq, without giving details.
  • All times GMT