As it happened: Iraq Islamist insurgency

Key points

  • Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have taken full control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk
  • Sunni Muslim insurgents vowed to march on to Baghdad, after seizing cities of Mosul and Tikrit
  • Parliament delays voting on request to grant PM emergency powers after it fails to reach a quorum
  • Government forces reportedly launch air raids against militants in Tikrit and Mosul
  • The US says it is considering further assistance to Iraq, without giving details.
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  • Kerry Alexandra 
  • Taylor Brown 
  • Jasmine Coleman 
  • Alastair Lawson 
  • Helier Cheung 
  • Yaroslav Lukov 
  • Alison Daye 

Last updated 12 June 2014

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