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(June 30) Today's Top Headlines - ISIS declares establishment of Islamic state

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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 10:24 am

Fox News:

The leaders of an Al Qaeda splinter group that has seized vast portions of northern and western Iraq have declared the establishment of an Islamic state and demanded allegiance from other Muslim groups.

In an audio statement posted online that coincided with the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a spokesman for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), announced that the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was the "caliph," or leader, of a state whose territory extended from the city of Aleppo in northwestern Syria, to Diyala province in northeastern Iraq.

Read the full story at http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/06/30/sunni-militants-declare-islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria/

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