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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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'Fewer than 100 soldiers' for US Embassy in Baghdad

The US said it will send "fewer than 100 soldiers" to bolster security at its embassy in Baghdad, as it moves some of its workers out of the Iraqi capital.

Marines and other soldiers will make up the enhanced security personnel, a US military official said.

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