Air strike kills 17 Islamic State militants, nine civilians in Iraq

February 26, 2015 9:19 AM

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A coalition air strike near the Iraqi border town of al-Qaim killed at least 17 Islamic State militants and nine civilians overnight, a hospital source said.

Arabic channel al-Arabiya al-Hadath said Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was there, citing "anonymous sources", but the information could not be confirmed.

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