Airport in northern Iraqi town 'falls to militants'

The airport in the strategically important northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar has fallen to militants, according to the AFP news agency.

The town lies near the Syrian border to the west of Mosul, which was among the first towns overrun by Isis forces,

Read: Sunni militants 'capture northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar'

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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.