Security vehicle burns in Mosul, 10 June
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Why is Mosul important? In 60 seconds

Islamist insurgents have captured Iraq's second city of Mosul. Here's a look at why its fall is significant for Iraq and the government of PM Nouri Maliki - in 60 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst.

  • 11 Jun 2014
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