Iraqi PM fires four top officials after fall of Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. Credit: Press Association

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri Al-Maliki, has fired four top security officials following the fall of Mosul, according to a government statement.

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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.