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At least 13 Islamic State militants killed in airstrikes by Iraq jets

Strike was targeted at a meeting of the IS leaders

IANS  |  Baghdad 

At least 13 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in airstrikes by Iraqi jets targeting a meeting of the IS leaders and other IS posts in Iraq's western province of Anbar, said the Iraqi military on Saturday. According to intelligence reports, the jet fighters conducted the airstrikes on Friday on an IS hideout where some IS leaders believed they were holding a meeting in the town of al-Qaim near the border with Syria, said Iraq's Joint Operations Command (JOC) in a statement, Xinhua reported. The IS leaders were discussing plans for terrorist attacks against civilian ...

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 19:10 IST
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