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Video by Yuka ROYER

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-06-12

US President Barack Obama on Thursday raised the possibility of US military strikes in Iraq against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.

-US won't "rule anything out", bar troops on the ground

-Kurds take control, Kirkuk, a major oil centre they regard as their historic capital

-Iraqi army flees in face of Sunni militant advance across northern Iraq

-Hundreds of thousands flee worst fighting since US withdrawal

-Global oil price surges, insurgents surround Iraq’s biggest oil refinery at Baiji, which the White House says remains in Iraq government hands

Click the multimedia element below for FRANCE 24’s coverage of the day’s events in Iraq. Smartphone and tablet users can access the live blog by clicking here.

 

Date created : 2014-06-12

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