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July 9, 2014

ISIL rapidly seized control of several major Iraqi cities and has vowed to capture Baghdad. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT
ISIL militants have reportedly taken control of a former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad.

June 30, 2014

President Assad is currently battling the opposition for control of Syria. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday that ISIL sells oil to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
ISIS dropped “Iraq and the Levant” from its name after announcing the establishment of a caliphate (File/AFP)
10:28 GMT
There hasn't been an Islamic caliphate since the Ottoman Empire. Radical militant group ISIS announced the "restoration of the caliphate", but what does this mean?
Head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was appointed as "the caliph" of "Muslims everywhere" during an audio recording (File/AFP)
08:43 GMT
Extremist militant group ISIS declared the formation of an Islamic "caliphate", citing the group's head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the "leader of Muslims everywhere".