U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have killed “multiple” prominent Islamic State group leaders in Iraq, the Department of Defense said Thursday. The leaders were killed in the last month.
“We believe that the loss of these key leaders degrades ISIL's ability to command and control current operations against Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), including Kurdish and other local forces in Iraq,” a Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said in a statement. “Leadership, command and control nodes, facilities, and equipment are always part of our targeting calculus.”
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