Sunni militants 'capture northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar'

Residents and mayor say Sunni militants have captured northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, according to AP.

Tal Afar is west of Mosul, a city recently captured by ISIS militants. Credit: Google Maps

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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.