US military dismisses Islamic State claim it shot down Iraqi aircraft

The US military dismissed Islamic State claims on Thursday it had shot down an Iraqi aircraft, saying all U.S.-led coalition aircraft as well Iraqi aircraft had been accounted for. Reuters had previously reported the claim, made on one of the Islamic State’s Twitter accounts, saying a Russian-made Su-25 was seen crashing in flames after being shot down north of Ramadi. Major Curtis Kellogg, a spokesman at the US military’s Central Command, said the claim was inaccurate.



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