The command of the Western coalition declared innocence to the attack on the position of operating in Iraq the Shiite group «Sayid al-Shuhada». The victims of the shelling began, at least 36 people and more than 80 were injured.
It was a response to a statement the group issued on 8 August. It was alleged that the attack on Shiites struck artillery multiple rocket launchers and aircraft of the United States.
Responsibility for the bombing of the positions, «said al-Shuhada» assumed terrorist group «Islamic state». The jihadists have also published a video, most likely unrelated to the attack.
«Sayid al-Shuhada» is part of the Detachments of national mobilization – the Shiite militias integrated into the Iraqi armed forces. It takes an active part in the fight against «Islamic state». Her actions often support aircraft and artillery of the United States.