Over 1,000 people, most of whom were civilians, have been killed in violence in Iraq since Islamist militants Isis swept through large parts of the country, the United Nations has said.
The UN said some of the dead were executed by Isis, while others were prisoners killed be retreating Iraqi government forces.
"This figure - which should be viewed very much as a minimum - includes a number of verified summary executions and extra-judicial killings of civilians, police, and soldiers who were hors [outside] combat," U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."