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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Iraq air strike kills 25 militants

A firefighter hoses down a burned-out vehicle after a car bomb attack in Kirkuk (AP)
A firefighter hoses down a burned-out vehicle after a car bomb attack in Kirkuk (AP)
Gunmen patrol during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq, where al Qaida fighters and allied tribes took control of the centre of the city.

An Iraqi government air strike has killed 25 al Qaida militants in a besieged province west of Baghdad, officials say.

The attack comes amid fierce clashes between Iraqi special forces and insurgents in a battle for control of the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

Gen Mohammed al-Askari says the Iraqi air force struck the operations centre for the terror network in the provincial capital of Ramadi, killing the 25 suspects inside.

He didn't give more details about how the death toll was confirmed but cited intelligence reports.

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