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Iraq on the edge

LIVE:Iraq on the edge

Iraq is now in its worst crisis since the 2003 war.After sweeping across the porous border from Syria to overrun Mosul, insurgents aligned with the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continued their advancement towards Baghdad.Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani implored his followers to take up arms against an insurgent army of marauding Sunni extremist militants who have captured broad stretches of northern territory this week