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Iran-backed militia condemns ‘barbaric’ US airstrike inside Syria

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Hardline Iraqi faction Kata’ib Hezbollah said a US airstrike in eastern Syria early Friday that left at least one of its fighters dead was “a barbaric aggression.”

The US said it bombed a control point along the Iraqi-Syrian border used by Iran-backed groups in retaliation for rocket attacks targeting its troops in Iraq in recent weeks.

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Kata’ib Hezbollah slammed it as “a heinous crime in violation of international law and insulting to the sovereignty of Iraq.”

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