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Carter Says 3 Key Islamic State Militants Killed in Syria | ABC News

Carter Says 3 Key Islamic State Militants Killed in Syria | ABC News

U.S. airstrikes killed three key leaders of the Islamic State group in Syria, including two involved in last year’s attacks in Paris, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.

He announced the killings during an address to U.S. airmen at a military base in Italy.

“I can confirm today we took out three of ISIL’s key leaders in the last couple of weeks by one strike. These were guys linked to plots right here in Europe … for example with the Paris attacks,” Carter said, referring to the November 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

 

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