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Pentagon: US-led Airstrikes Kill 2 Top IS Commanders Near Mosul

A U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed two top Islamic State military commanders last week near Mosul, the Pentagon announced Friday. They include a deputy minister of war who led Islamic State's capture of the Iraqi city in 2014. "Removing these terrorist leaders from the battlefield shapes the environment for Iraqi forces to ultimately liberate Mosul with support from the international coalition," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said. Those killed were Islamic State...

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