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IS conflict: Iraq air strikes ‘target militant convoy’

IS conflict: Iraq air strikes ‘target militant convoy’

A convoy carrying suspected Islamic State militants has been destroyed in air strikes near the Iraqi city of Falluja, the defence ministry says. An Iraqi security source told the BBC the jihadists had been attempting to flee an offensive by government forces, who recently recaptured Falluja.

They were bombed by Iraqi air force planes as they headed for IS territory near the border with Syria, he added. Photos purportedly of the scene showed about a dozen burned-out vehicles.

On Sunday, the Iraqi government announced that Falluja, about 50km (30 miles) west of the capital Baghdad, was fully under its control after a five-week offensive by security forces and allied militias.(BBC,2016)


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