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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Body of Iraqi general killed in fighter jet crash found near U​S​​-Mexico border

Brigadier General Rasid Mohammed HasanThe body of an Iraqi general killed when his military fighter jet crashed into the Arizona desert during a night training mission has been found near the US-Mexico border, officials said on Friday.

Search crews recovered the body of Brigadier General Rasid Mohammed Sadiq Hasan from the crash site about five miles (eight km) east of Douglas Municipal Airport, US and Iraqi government officials said.

Hasan was alone in the Iraqi military-owned F-16 Fighting Falcon when it went down at about 8pm on Wednesday, sparking a large grass fire.

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