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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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Kurdistan government: Isis 'knows no boundaries'

Islamist militant group Isis "knows no boundaries" and should be a concern for "the entire world" , a spokesman for the Kurdistan regional government has said.

Safeen Dizayee told ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine that the Kurds had done their best to help put back together the 'Humpty Dumpty' of Iraq, but that they now faced a "very angry Frankenstein" in the form of Isis.

He also criticised the government in Baghdad, who he said had left Kurdistan's military under-resourced for a possible battle with Isis.

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