Several Islamic State Leaders Killed in Iraq, U.S. Says

(Wall Street Journal) Julian E. Barnes - U.S. airstrikes have killed three military leaders of the Islamic State in Iraq in recent weeks, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey said Thursday. "These are high-value targets, senior leadership." U.S. military strikes killed Abd al Basit, the head of Islamic State's military operations in Iraq; Haji Mutazz, a key deputy to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group's top leader; and Radwin Talib, Islamic State's "governor" in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, which was captured by Islamic State in June. Lt. Gen. James Terry, commander of the U.S. mission in Iraq and Syria, said that while significant progress has been made in halting Islamic State's offensive, it still will take a minimum of three years for Iraqi security forces to fully establish their capabilities.

2014-12-19 00:00:00

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