Men volunteering to join counter-offensive in Baghdad
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Iraq PM vows to end insurgency by jihadists

14 June 2014 Last updated at 18:19 BST

Iraq's prime minister has warned jihadist insurgents who overran much of the northwest of the country this week of the "beginning of the end" of their campaign.

Nouri al-Maliki was addressing military commanders in Samarra, just north of Baghdad, where he said volunteers were gathering to launch a counter-offensive.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country is is ready to assist the Iraqi government in its battle against the extremist Sunni insurgents.

Janey Mitchell reports.