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The coffin of an Iraqi fighter is carried by members of an Iran-backed militia prior to burial in the city of Najaf in March. The fighter was purportedly killed in neighbouring Syria fighting alongside pro-government forces. [Haidar Hamdani/AFP]

Iraqi fighter: Hizbullah lied about protecting Syria shrines

Baghdad resident Ali Nagy said Hizbullah promised to pay him to defend Syria's religious shrines but he saw neither the shrines nor the full payment.

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