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ISIS spokesman calls for more attacks on West

BEIRUT - The spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is calling on Muslims living in Western countries to carry out more attacks, saying any loyalist who has the opportunity to "shed a drop of blood" should do so.

Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, in an audio recording released Monday, praised recent attacks in Australia, Belgium and France - where gunmen killed 12 people in an assault on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo magazine.

He also praised the gunman who shot and killed a soldier in October at Canada's national war memorial and then stormed the parliament building before being killed by security forces.

Al-Adnani also made reference to the death last week of Saudi King Abdullah, saying Muslims "are happy for the death of the tyrant of the peninsula."

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