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Questions linger on airstrike that killed local police in Iraq's Anbar

Truth urged on airstrike that killed Iraqi police officers and injured the mayor in Anbar province.
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AL-BAGHDADI, Iraq — An airstrike in late January in Iraq’s western Anbar region, nowhere near Islamic State (IS) territory, killed several members of the local security forces, injured the mayor and has left many people demanding answers.

Should they not receive them, underlying tension could impact the balance of loyalty in a town under IS control only for a few weeks in early 2015 and long seen as friendly to the nearby coalition air base.

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