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Iraq bombs meeting of Islamic State leaders in Syria, kills 45 jihadists

F-16 fighter jets destroyed three houses on Friday which were connected by a trench in the town of Hajin, where the IS leaders were meeting

Reuters  |  Baghdad 

Iraq has launched an air attack on a gathering of Islamic State leaders inside neighbouring Syria, killing 45 members of the hardline militant group, its military said on Saturday. F-16 fighter jets destroyed three houses on Friday which were connected by a trench in the town of Hajin, where the leaders were meeting. Those killed included high profile targets such as the group's "deputy war minister", one of its "media emirs", its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's personal courier and its chief of police, the military said in a statement. Islamic ...

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First Published: Sat, June 23 2018. 21:59 IST
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