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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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Hague: '400 British citizens' may be fighting for ISIS in Syria

William Hague speaking in the House of Commons. Credit: PA Images

Up to 400 "UK-linked individuals" may be fighting for Islamic terror group ISIS in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.

Speaking in Parliament, Mr Hague also said that the United Kingdom is not planning any military involvement in Iraq but is considering what more humanitarian assistance it can offer.

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