Iraq conflict: UN warns of 'massacre' in siege town
The UN has called for action to prevent what it says may be a possible massacre in the northern Iraqi town of Amerli.
The town, under siege by Islamic State for two months, has no electricity or drinking water, and is running out of food and medical supplies.
Violent attacks were also carried out in other parts of Iraq, with security forces in Kirkuk targeted by car bombs, leaving 10 dead.
Jim Muir reports.
23 Aug 2014
- From the section Middle East