Mourners Say Musicians Among Dead at Wedding



An Iraqi wedding singer and his musician brother were among dozens killed by U.S. aircraft in an attack on a wedding party, Iraqis said as the two men were buried on Thursday.

The U.S. military says it attacked "a suspected foreign fighter safe house" near the Syrian border in the early hours of Wednesday, killing about 40 people, but denies killing civilians.

A cousin of Hussein al-Ali, a well-known singer from Baghdad, and of his musician brother Mohaned told Reuters they had been killed while sleeping after the wedding, at which they had performed.

"America is the enemy of God," mourners chanted as they carried the two men's coffins in their funeral procession in the capital. Some fired guns into the air and others hoisted the Saddam Hussein-era Iraqi flag above their heads.

The brothers' bodies had first been brought from the site of the incident near Qaim to the regional capital Ramadi, in the desert 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad...

 


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