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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

US strike 'kills eight Iraqis - apparently by mistake'

An Iraqi official said most of the victims were security personnel

Eight Iraqis were killed on Saturday, most of them security personnel, in a US air strike that apparently targeted them by mistake, a provincial official said.

"Eight people - a senior intelligence official, five policemen and a woman - were killed by a US strike on the centre of Al Baghdadi," a town in western Iraq, the official said, adding: "It seems the strike was a mistake."

The Euphrates Valley town is adjacent to the Ain Al Asad airbase located 250 kilometres west of the capital.

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