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15 Iraqi women slain in US-led airstrike on Kirkuk

21 October 2016 18:22

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At least 15 women have lost their lives and scores of other civilians have sustained injuries when fighter jets operated by the so-called US-led coalition struck a a mourning procession in Iraq’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk.

“Fifteen women were killed and another 50 wounded in a raid that targeted a Shia place of worship at Daquq,” local official Amir Huda Karam told AFP on Friday.

Medical officials have also confirmed the toll.

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