x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

In pictures: Iraqis flee Mosul as militants take control

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized control of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, putting security forces to flight in a spectacular show of strength against the Shiite-led Baghdad government. Thousands of residents are fleeing the second-largest city in Iraq as the crisis deepens.