Iraq airstrikes kill 17 in areas held by Islamic State




 
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Iraq airstrikes kill 17 in areas held by Islamic State
 
November 30th, 2014  
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Iraq airstrikes kill 17 in areas held by Islamic State
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Seventeen people were killed in Iraq on Saturday in air strikes targeting areas controlled by Islamic State militants, witnesses and an intelligence official said. Two brothers who were members of the Albu Hishma tribe were mistakenly killed when an Iraqi military helicopter attacked the house of an Islamic State militant in the town of Yathrib, 90 km (56 miles), witnesses said. Fifteen people from the same tribe were then killed in an airstrike as they headed to the funeral of the brothers, said witnesses. Both accounts were confirmed by an intelligence official. ...

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