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UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges 'inclusive dialogue' on Iraq

17 June 2014 Last updated at 13:42 BST

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said Iraq's government should reach out for "an inclusive dialogue" to try to restore peace and stability to the country.

Iraqi government forces are currently engaged in heavy clashes with insurgents who have captured several key cities in the past week.

There are reports that massacres of Iraqi soldiers have been carried out by Sunni Islamist fighters.