ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Islamic State (IS) extremists claimed the responsibility for Monday’s attacks on the Hashd al-Shaabi forces near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
On Tuesday, IS extremists on their online platforms released photos of the attack on the Hashd al-Shaabi forces in Jamuna area near al-Tanf, western Anbar province.
Sayyid al-Shuhada, a Shia militia group within the umbrella of the Hashd al-Shaabi, also known as the Popular Mobilization Force (PMF), claimed on Monday that an alleged US airstrike targeted their position on the Iraqi-Syrian border, killing and wounding a large number of their fighters.
The militia group, backed by Iran, warned the US there would be serious consequences, stating they will "not remain silent about the attack," and called on the Iraqi government and related authorities to launch an investigation into the incident.
The US-led coalition spokesperson on Tuesday, however, refuted the allegations.
"Reports of US airstrikes at the Iraq-Syria border are inaccurate. No Coalition strikes there at the moment," said Ryan Dillon, spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve.
Editing by Ava Homa