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40 Iraqi Shia paramilitary fighters killed in US airstrikes

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Baghdad, Aug 8: Forty Iraqi Hashd Shaabi fighters were killed when the US forces pounded its posts near Syria border, the Shia paramilitary unit said on Tuesday, warning the attack will not go unpunished. The US forces carried out “heavy bombardment on Monday morning on the posts of Sayyd al-Shuhadaa Brigades in Akashat area near the border with Syria,” Xinhua cited the unit as saying in a statement. It said the group “holds the US forces responsible for the consequences of the action. We declare that it will not go without punishment”. The unit also called on the Iraqi government to launch a probe into the incident, and urged Iraq to protect border with Syria “in order to deprive the Americans from using the border line to pass their malicious agendas”. The media reports said around 30 persons were wounded in the US artillery bombardment on the units posts in western Iraq. (IANS)

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