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U.S.: Islamic State Leader In Iraq's Anbar Province Killed


The United States says the Islamic State (IS) group's chief military official in the western Iraqi province of Anbar has been killed in an air strike by a U.S.-led coalition.

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said said Abu Wahib and three others were killed when their vehicle was struck on May 6.

Cook said Wahib was a former member of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and has appeared in IS execution videos.

There have been reports in the past suggesting Wahib was targeted by strikes, but this is the first time the Pentagon has said he was killed.

The international coalition against the IS group has been carrying out air strikes on Iraq since 2014, when the militants seized large swathes of Iraqi and Syrian territory.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP

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