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Fighters in Iraq, Syria declare Islamic state

Posted: June 30, 2014 at 4:10 a.m.

An Iraqi Kurd helps block a road during a demonstration against the fuel crisis in Irbil, Iraq, Sunday, June 29, 2014. In Irbil, a city controlled by ethnic Kurds, lines stretched for miles at gas stations for weeks causing demonstrations. (AP Photo)

BAGHDAD -- The militant group that has seized much of northeastern Syria and huge tracts of neighboring Iraq formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state on Sunday and demanded allegiance from Muslims worldwide.

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