Militants 'hit Iraq oil refinery with mortars'

Islamist militants have hit Iraq's largest oil refinery, located in the town of Baiji, with mortars and machine gun fire, according to security sources and refinery employees.

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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.