Civilians and security forces gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion near Khudairi mosque in Karrada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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The U.S. military denied that coalition aircraft bombed a mosque in Iraq after Baghdad officials said American-led warplanes had targeted ISIS jihadis meeting at the mosque in Tal Afar.Iraq's Defense Ministry said Wednesday an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition killed a senior ISIS commander and others near the extremist-held city of Mosul, though the country's Interior Ministry later said it wasn't clear if he even was wounded.The Defense Ministry said the strike killed Abu Alaa al-Afari and others who were in a meeting inside a mosque in the northern city of Tal Afar, 72 kilometers (45 miles) west of Mosul. In November, a Defense Ministry statement claiming that al-Baghdadi was wounded in an Iraqi airstrike was later retracted.
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