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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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Islamist militants move rapidly towards Baghdad

Militant group ISIS have taken control of the northern Iraqi town of Mosul, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.

With seemingly little resistance from the Iraqi army, the militants are now heading south and have reached the city of Tikrit, just 100 miles from Baghdad.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray** reports on the latest developments.

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