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Iraq air strike claims false, says Syrian government

Reports that Syria had carried out air strikes on the western Iraqi province of Anbar were denied by Syrian Information Ministry on Wednesday.

25.06.2014
Iraq air strike claims false, says Syrian government

ISTANBUL

Syria denied Wednesday reports that its air force bombed a market place in western Iraq, killing up to 25 people.

Syria's official news agency SANA quoted an Information Ministry spokesman as denying that Syrian warplanes attacked Al Qaim in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Tuesday.

“News saying that Assad forces had carried out air strikes on the Iraqi Al Qaim district are not true,” SANA quoted the ministry spokesman.

Reports  on Tuesday said the strike on a market killed 25 and wounded a further 25 people.

The town is controlled by Sunni Muslim fighters opposing Iraqi government forces. The Sunni fighters, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which already control parts of Syria, have extended their reach into western and northern Iraq since June 10.

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