US airstrike kills IS operative in Iraq: official

June 23, 2015 1:22 AM

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WASHINGTON A US airstrike in northern Iraq has killed an Islamic State operative who was a person of interest in the 2012 Benghazi attack, the Pentagon has said.

Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said yesterday Tariq bin al-Tahar bin al-Falih al-'Awni al-Harzi of Tunisia was killed in Mosul on June 15.

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