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Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: residents

A man looks at a vehicle belonging to the Iraqi security forces in the Anbar province town of HitBy Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters. They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of Baiji, a strategic city adjacent to the country's largest refinery, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress. Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles on Wednesday also fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said. ...

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