US-led air strike in north Iraq allegedly kills dozens, including civilians

By REUTERS
June 4, 2015 21:01

 
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BAGHDAD - An air strike by a US-led coalition flattened an entire neighborhood of a northern Iraqi town controlled by Islamic State militants, killing dozens of people including civilians, witnesses and security sources said.

The strike targeted an Islamic State bomb-making factory in Hawija overnight on Tuesday, triggering a series of secondary explosions that reduced the surrounding area in the industrial district to rubble.

Residents and security sources put the number of people killed at around 70.

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