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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Iraq air force strike 'kills seven Kurds'

An air strike from the Iraqi air force has killed seven Kurdish security personnel in the Diyala province, according to a police statement quoted by Reuters.

The attack reportedly took place near the town of Jalawla in the east of the country.

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