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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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Pictures from inside Kaywan base in Kirkuk

An ITV News team have gained access to Kaywan military base in Kirkuk, northern Iraq.

Iraq army personnel fled the largest base in the region ahead of Islamist insurgents, destroying equipment and uniforms before they left.

ITV News producer Murad Talat sent us these pictures:

Equipment and uniforms were trashed when Iraq army troops fled the base. Credit: Murad Talat/ITV News
Equipment and uniforms were trashed when Iraq army troops fled the base. Credit: Murad Talat/ITV News
Equipment and uniforms were trashed when Iraq army troops fled the base. Credit: Murad Talat/ITV News

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