Militants capture two border crossings in Iraq

Islamic militants have captured a further two border crossings - one with with Jordan and another with Syria - the Associated Press have reported, citing Iraqi officials.


BREAKING: Iraqi officials say militants have captured 2 border crossings, 1 with Jordan, 1 with Syria.


MORE: The officials say militants captured the Turaibil crossing with Jordan and the al-Walid crossing with Syria:

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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.