US claims deadly north Syria strike

New Straits Times - - World -

BEIRUT: The United States mil­i­tary says it car­ried out an airstrike in north­ern Syria against an al-Qaeda tar­get, but de­nies tar­get­ing a mosque where 42 peo­ple were killed, ac­cord­ing to an in­de­pen­dent mon­i­tor. “We did not tar­get a mosque, but the build­ing we did tar­get was

15m from a mosque that is still stand­ing,” said a spokesman for the US Cen­tral Com­mand. He later clar­i­fied that the pre­cise lo­ca­tion was the same one re­ported to have tar­geted Al-Jineh, in Aleppo prov­ince.

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