Iraqi security forces outside Samarra - 26 June
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Iraqi mortuaries 'struggling to cope" as death toll rises

10 July 2014 Last updated at 11:20 BST

The death toll in Baghdad continues to rise as thousands of Shia men volunteer in the fight against Sunni rebels.

Iraqi security forces found the bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men in a mainly Shia area south of the city on Wednesday.

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen visits Baghdad's main morgue, hearing how it is struggling to cope due to a lack of space.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 10 July.

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