Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: residents

October 22, 2014 3:07 PM

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Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: residents

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.

They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of Baiji, a strategic city adjacent to the country's largest refinery, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress.

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