A plume of smoke rises after an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS positions in an eastern neighborhood of Ramadi, Iraq, the capital of Anbar province, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad. (AP Photo)
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Iraq said Wednesday that a strike by the U.S.-led coalition targeted top ISIS leaders, including a man presented as the second-in-command, but the U.S. military cast doubt on the claim.Afari's name emerged last month in reports claiming that ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was incapacitated in a coalition strike and handed over the helm of the organization to Afari.The Pentagon however had said at the time there was no reason to think Baghdadi had been wounded. The defense ministry Wednesday also said the strike targeted the top ISIS judge in the group's self-proclaimed Jazira province, which includes Tal Afar, and "a large number" of the organization's members.
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