Iraq says it killed 45 IS jihadists in Syria air strike

Baghdad (AFP) – Iraq said Saturday it had killed 45 jihadists from the Islamic State group, including some senior figures, in an air strike in eastern Syria.

Iraqi F-16 fighter jets carried out a “successful strike targeting a meeting of Daesh (IS) leaders” on Friday in the Hajin region, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, a military statement said.