US says 3 IS fighters killed

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military says it killed three Islamic State group fighters in attacks this month and last.

In a brief statement, the U.S. Central Command described the three as “senior ISIS military officials and planners.”

It said one was a Syria-based “facilitator” from Turkey, who was killed in an airstrike in Syria on April 27. He was described as an IS recruiter in the central Turkish city of Konya.

Another was described as a French-Algerian IS fighter based in Syria. He was killed by an airstrike in Syria on May 11.

The third was killed near the Iraqi city of al-Qaim on May 18. Central Command said he was an IS military official who operated in Iraq’s Anbar province.