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Iraq conflict: UN warns of 'massacre' in siege town

23 August 2014 Last updated at 22:43 BST

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.

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