Coalition planes destroy IS-occupied Turkish consulate in Mosul: ministry

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ANKARA: Aircraft from a U.S.-led coalition on Monday destroyed the Turkish consulate compound in Mosul in northern Iraq which has been occupied by Islamist State militants since June 2014, the Turkish foreign ministry said.

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It said in a written statement that Turkey’s views had been sought and its approval given for the air strikes, which were carried out at 3 a.m.

Reuters