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US denies bombing Iraqi Shi'ite militia near Syrian border

BAGHDAD -- The U.S-led coalition fighting Islamic State denied responsibility on Tuesday for an attack near the Syrian border, which killed dozens of members of an Iraqi Shi'ite militia and, that group said, several of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards.

 

A spokesman for the Iran-backed Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada militia said 36 of its fighters had been killed in the attack on Monday and 75 others were wounded and receiving treatment.

 

"We hold the American army responsible for this act," the militia said in a statement late on Monday, noting that they were targeted with smart rockets.