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Iraq Reports Killing of IS Deputy in Airstrike, US Cannot Confirm

Iraq's defense ministry said Wednesday that a coalition airstrike had killed the Islamic State group's deputy commander, a claim the U.S. military said it could not confirm. The airstrike targeted Abu Alaa al-Afari and others as they met at a mosque in the northern city of Tal Afar, according to a defense ministry statement.  He is said to be the second-in-command to Abu Baker al Baghdadi. But U.S. Central Command issued its own statement later saying it had "no...

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