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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Iraqi army helicopter shot down west of Baghdad

An Iraqi army helicopter has been shot down during clashes with militants west of Baghdad, the Associated Press has reported, citing Iraqi officials.

The officials said that the helicopter's two-man crew was killed when the aircraft was shot down near the city of Fallujah in Anbar province.

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