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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 seize crucial Syria-Iraq border post

Sunni fighters seized a post on the Iraq-Syria border overnight, security sources at the border told Reuters news agency.

The border town of al-Qaim is controlled by the militants.

The border post is a strategic gain which could allow the fighters to move heavy weapons between territory they control in both countries, the sources said.

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