IS leader for Iraq's Anbar province killed in air strike: Pentagon

Smoke billows as a member of the Iraqi government forces stands guard next to his vehicle after they retook an area from the Islamic State group on April 2, 2016 in Anbar provinceA US-led coalition air strike has killed a senior Islamic State leader in Iraq’s Anbar province, along with three other IS jihadists, the Pentagon said Monday. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said the May 6 strike near the town of Rutba — deep in the Anbar desert — targeted Abu Wahib, IS’s “military emir” for the vast western province. Wahib was “a former member of Al-Qaeda in Iraq who has appeared in ISIL execution videos,” Cook said, using an acronym for the IS group.

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