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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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PM vows action on UK-born jihadists

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference today, David Cameron said it was vital to stop UK-born jihadists trying to return home after fighting in the Middle East.

The number of foreign fighters in that area [Iraq and Syria], the number of foreign fighters including those from the UK who could try to return to the UK - this is a real threat to our country.

We will do absolutely everything we can to keep our people safe.

That means stopping people from going, it means arresting people who are involved in plots, it means focusing our security, our policing, our intelligence effort on to that area of the world, on to those people.

– David Cameron

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