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Islamic State leader calls for jihad in audio message

The leader of the Islamic State, formerly Isis, has released the first audiotape calling for jihad since the group renamed. The group is currently battling Iraqi forces across large parts of the country.

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Turkey 'will retaliate' if any of its citizens are harmed

The Turkish foreign minister has said that his country will retaliate if any of its citizens and diplomats held by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul are harmed.

The foreign minister said that a total of 80 Turkish nationals are currently being held by militants in Mosul after insurgents captured the city.

"Right now we are engaged in calm crisis management, considering our citizens' security. This should not be misunderstood. Any harm to our citizens and staff would be met with the harshest retaliation." Ahmet Davutoglu said.

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