Iraq's Kataib Hezbollah denies saying it resumes attacks on US forces

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi armed faction Kataib Hezbollah has denied issuing a statement saying it had resumed attacks on U.S. forces, a statement from the group issued on the Telegram messaging app said.

The denial came hours after a post circulated on groups thought to be affiliated with the Iran-backed armed faction that declared a resumption in the attacks some three months after they were suspended.

Kataib Hezbollah described that as "fabricated news".

On Sunday at least five rockets were launched from Iraq's town of Zummar towards a U.S. military base in northeastern Syria, two Iraqi security sources and a U.S. official told Reuters.

The attack against U.S. forces is the first since early February when Iranian-backed groups in Iraq stopped their attacks against U.S. troops.

(Reporting by Timour Azhari; Editing by Kim Coghill)