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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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Iraq's army pull out of border crossing with Jordan

Sunni tribes took control of a border crossing between Iraq and Jordan last night after Iraq's army pulled out of the area following a clash with rebels, Iraqi and Jordanian intelligence sources said.

The border with Jordan is being controlled by Sunni fighters now. Credit: Google Maps

The major Turbail crossing was now in the hands of officials following orders from Sunni tribal fighters in Iraq's western Anbar province, intelligence sources said.

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