Air strike reportedly kills 17 ISIS militants in Iraq town where leader had been hours before

February 26, 2015 1:12 PM

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A coalition air strike in western Iraq overnight reportedly killed 17 Islamic State militants in an area where the extremist group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been several hours before.

The strikes occurred in Al-Qaim, a town along the Euphrates River that lies about 200 miles northwest of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.

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