France calls for UN talks over Iraq
Published 07/08/2014 | 15:45
He asked that the international community mobilises itself against the threat and brings help.
The capture of Qaraqoush and at least four other nearby hamlets by the group that calls itself the Islamic State brings the militants to the very edge of Iraqi Kurdish territory and its regional capital, Irbil.
Witnesses say tens of thousands of civilians and Kurdish fighters have fled.
Mr Fabius added that it was the civilian population and the religious minorities that are the worst hit.