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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 militants take control of 75% of Baiji oil refinery

Sunni militant fighters have taken control of most of Iraq's largest oil refinery, located in Baiji in northern Iraq, after ambushing the compound earlier this morning.

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An official speaking from inside the refinery said:

The militants have managed to break in to the refinery. Now they are in control of the production units, administration building and four watch towers. This is 75 percent of the refinery.

He says clashes continue near the main control room with security forces.

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