Air strike in north Iraq killed dozens, including civilians, residents say

BAGHDAD – An air strike by a US-led coalition flattened an entire neighborhood of a northern Iraqi town controlled by Islamic State militants, killing dozens of people including civilians, witnesses and security sources said. The strike targeted an Islamic State bomb-making factory in Hawija overnight on Tuesday, triggering a series of secondary explosions that reduced the surrounding area in the industrial district to rubble. Residents and security sources put the number of people killed at around 70. In a statement on Wednesday, the coalition said an air strike targeted a “vehicle-borne improvised explosive device facility” in Hawija between 8 am on June 2 and 8 am the following day.



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