Pro-Iran militias launch rockets at US base in eastern Syria after air strikes

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    Pro-Iranian militias exchanged fire with a US-led coalition in eastern Syria Monday, a war monitor and the coalition said, in an escalation after deadly US air strikes in Iraq and Syria the previous night. 

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