Refugees in Irbil
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Iraq's refugees: 'We fled our home under mortar attack'

28 June 2014 Last updated at 14:35 BST

The BBC's Jim Muir reports from Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where Christian villagers have been fleeing mortar attacks from Isis-led Sunni militants, who control large parts of northern and western Iraq.

Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed by Tuesday in an attempt to defuse the country's political crisis.

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