As it happened: Iraq conflict

Key points

  • Iraq's most senior Shia Muslim cleric issues call to arms against Sunni insurgents
  • Militants move closer to Baghdad, capturing two towns in Diyala province
  • Hundreds have been killed, and summary executions took place in Mosul, the UN says
  • The US is looking at "all options", including military action, to help Iraq fight the rebels
  • Iran has offered support against "terrorism" amid a report it sent some elite soldiers into Iraq
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  • Jasmine Coleman 
  • Sitala Peek 
  • Alastair Lawson 
  • Yaroslav Lukov 
  • Alexis Akwagyiram 

Last updated 13 June 2014

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