Pentagon denies US drone strikes on Isis targets in Iraq

The US Department of Defense has said that there is "no truth to the rumours" that its drones have attacked militant targets in Iraq.

Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon Press Secretary has tweeted:

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No truth to rumors in media today that US drones struck ISIL targets in Iraq.

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