President Obama delivers live statement on Iraq

President Obama is to deliver a statement live form the White House following a meeting with his national security team.

Mr Obama is expected to announce that he is deploying 100 Green Berets to Iraq to help train and advise Iraqi forces.

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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.