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Iraqi government says airstrike kills 25 al-Qaida militants in besieged province

An Iraqi soldier and journalist donate blood for victims of military operations in Anbar Province at the journalists syndicate Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Iraqi security forces and allies from Sunni tribes have been battling militants to recapture two key cities in Iraq’s western Anbar province. Al-Qaida-linked group, known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, are controlling the center of Fallujah and part of Ramadi.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
January 07, 2014 - 10:27 AM

BAGHDAD - Iraq's defence ministry spokesman says a government airstrike has killed 25 al-Qaida militants in a besieged province west of Baghdad.

Tuesday's strike comes amid fierce clashes between Iraqi special forces and insurgents in a battle for control of the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

Gen. Mohammed al-Askari says the Iraqi air force struck the operations centre for the terror network in the provincial capital of Ramadi, killing the 25 suspects inside. He didn't give more details about how the death toll was confirmed but cited intelligence reports.

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