Iraq's pressing goal is to "win back territory" from ISIL

Security Council Meeting. UN Photo//Eskinder Debebe

Winning back territory taken by the Islamic State terrorist group, or ISIL, is Iraq's most pressing goal, according to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the country.

Nickolay Mladenov was on Tuesday in New York briefing the Security Council on the latest developments in Iraq.

Armed conflict and acts of terrorism continue to inflict a terrible toll on the population, with more than 12,000 civilians killed in 2014.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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