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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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Sunni fighters attack Baiji oil refinery in Iraq

Sunni militant fighters attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery, located in Baiji in northern Iraq, with mortars and machine-guns early this morning, security sources said.

The attack started at around 4am, Iraq time, from outside two of the three main entrances to the refinery.

Yesterday foreigners were evacuated from the refinery forces braced for an attack.

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