Iraq insurgents seize control of second city Mosul

Islamic militants have overrun parts of Iraq’s second-largest city, driving security forces from their posts and seizing the provincial government headquarters, security bases and other key buildings. The battle for Mosul is a serious blow to Baghdad’s attempts to tame a widening insurgency by a breakaway al Qaida group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Earlier this year, the group took over another Iraqi city, Fallujah, in the west of the country, and…