- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 18, 2014

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq have killed three top leaders of the Islamic State group in the past month and a half.

The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.Martin Dempsey told the Wall Street Journal of the successful airstrikes on Thursday.

A U.S. official speaking to NBC News on Thursday said the men were identified as Haji Mutazz, a deputy to the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; Abd al-Basit, the top military commander; and Radwin Talib, who is in control of the Islamic State group in Iraq.

The men were described as mid- to high-level leaders of the Sunni radical terror group, NBC reported.

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