Media playback is unsupported on your device

Iraq violence: 'I lost all three sons in bombings'

20 December 2013 Last updated at 10:53 GMT

Sectarian violence has surged across Iraq this year. More than 8,000 people have been killed since January, the highest annual toll since 2008.

It has fuelled concerns that the Sunni Shia divide could bring even greater long term instability to the Middle East.

Shaimaa Khalil has been to Baghdad to meet one man who has lost all three of his sons because of the violence.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.