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    Daesh Claims US Warplane Shot Down in Iraq

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    The terrorist group Daesh, also known as IS/Islamic State, claims to have shot down a US military plane in the western part of Anbar province.

    Daesh claims that the US crewmembers aboard the plane are dead.

    The jet was reportedly operating near Ain Al-Asad air base, run jointly by Iraq and the US.

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    US Central Command has denied the reports and maintains it has no evidence that a warplane has been downed.

    American forces have been attempting to stabilize the province as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting roughly 73 airstrikes in Iraq in the last week.

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