Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in Syria

BAGHDAD -- A powerful Iraqi Shiite militia says at least 40 of its militiamen have been killed in an attack across the border in Syria.

The deputy head of the militia, which is known as Kattaib Sayeed al-Shuhadaa, blames US forces for the assault.

The spokesman of the US-led coalition, Army Col Ryan Dillon, dismissed the allegation.

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