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US coalition says senior Islamic State commander Kuwaiti killed in Syria

DAMASCUS: One of Islamic State's top commanders in Syria has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike, the coalition's spokesman said on Thursday, corroborating an earlier report. Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti, a member of Islamic State's war committee, was killed on Monday by the Tabqa Dam, a strategic objective in northern Syria near Raqqa city, the jihadists' main stronghold in the country, the spokesman said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war, had reported on Tuesday his probable death in…