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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Senior Islamic State militants including the group's "minister of war" have been killed in Syrian army operations to the east of Aleppo, Syrian state media cited a military source as saying on Wednesday.

The "minister of war" was identified as Abu Musab al-Masri. The military source said he was among a number of senior Islamic State militants killed in the army operations, who included Saudis and Iraqis.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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