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Cousin of Islamic State leader Baghdadi killed in Iraq

A cousin of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Sunni extremist group that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria, was killed on Sunday in a security raid, Iraqi media reported.

Mazban al-Badri, a senior leader in al-Baghdadi’s self-styled Islamic State group, was killed in fighting with government troops in the northern province of Diyala, Alsumaria News reported, citing an unnamed security official.

“The operation was carried out following precise intelligence information that the wanted man was staying in the area,” the official added.

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