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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: UK 'not planning military intervention in Iraq'

William Hague has said there was currently no prospect of Britain being involved in any military intervention in Iraq, after widespread reports of sectarian fighting in the north.

Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, The Foreign minister said:

"We're not planning a military intervention by the UK in this situation.

"The US is much more likely to have the assets and capabilities for any outside intervention than the UK."

Hague says the UK is not planning a military intervention in Iraq. Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire

Mr Hague also promised humanitarian assistance to people displaced in the north of the country.

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