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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ISIS are a 'rag tag force with a lot of weapons'

ISIS, the islamic militants storming major cities in Iraq, are a "rag tag force with a lot of weapons" collected from abandoned army bases stocked by American forces, a security expert told Good Morning Britain.

Dr Sally Leivesley explained ISIS' origins in the Syrian civil war and how the militants "aggravated" the early days of the Arab Spring.

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