The Iraq crisis in 28 photos

HENRY COOKE
Last updated 14:29 19/06/2014

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Iraq is in chaos as the vicious al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) wages a lightning attack on cities throughout the country.

Here we explain the crisis and its origins in 28 photos and maps.

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