Strikes on IS-held Iraq towns 'kill dozens'
December 7, 2016 4:03 pm
More than 60 people are reported to have been killed in air strikes on an Islamic State-controlled Iraqi town that is close to the Syrian border.
Witnesses said unidentified jets had targeted the centre of al-Qaim, about 300km (186 miles) north-west of Baghdad, late on Wednesday afternoon.
One strike had missed a mosque used by IS militants as a headquarters and hit residential buildings, they added.
Nineteen children and 12 women were among the casualties, a medic said.
The IS-affiliated Amaq news agency published video purportedly showing the aftermath of what it called a “massacre perpetrated by Iraqi aircraft” in al-Qaim.
The footage showed vehicles on fire on a main road lined with shops, damaged buildings, and the bodies of several children.
Amaq said that more than 120 people had been killed in the air strikes.