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In 45 seconds: How strong is Iraq's army?

17 June 2014 Last updated at 16:24 BST

Iraq's army has benefited from years of US and British training, as well as billions of dollars in military aid.

But it has lost major Iraqi cities - including Mosul, Tikrit and Falluja - to a far smaller number of Jihadist militants.

The BBC assesses how strong the army really is - in 45 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst.

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