Friday, March 17, 2017

U.S. Airstrike Targets Al Qaeda In Syria. Denies Targeting Mosque Where Dozens Were Killed

Washington Post: Mounting claims of civilian deaths after U.S. targets al-Qaeda in Syria

BEIRUT — The United States said Friday that an airstrike targeted al-Qaeda militants in Syria, but residents charged that the powerful attack killed scores of civilians in a nearby mosque.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said the United States believes that the strike late Thursday killed “dozens” of members of the terrorist group. Separately, a U.S. official insisted the raid was based on verified human intelligence, targeting al-Qaeda groups gathered to discuss future operations.

But local activists and a monitoring group said the airstrike hit a mosque in the western Aleppo countryside during a religious gathering, killing at least 46 people and trapping more under the rubble.

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More News On A U.S. Airstrike Targeting Al Qaeda In Syria

Pentagon DENIES carrying out airstrike on Syrian mosque that killed at least 42 and says it targeted a building 50-feet away where Al Qaeda chiefs were meeting -- Daily Mail
Syria mosque airstrike kills dozens of civilians near Aleppo -- The Guardian
US claims al Qaeda ‘meeting location’ struck in Syria -- Long War Journal
US claims Syria strike, denies hitting mosque where 46 killed -- AFP
US denies striking mosque in Syria amid high death toll -- AP
US denies carrying out Syria mosque air strike near Aleppo which killed at least 46 people -- The Independent
Syria air strike: Mosque was not bombed, insists US -- BBC
Conflicting claims on a U.S. role in deadly airstrike near mosque in Syria -- CBS/AP
Syria airstrike killed Al Qaeda fighters but didn't hit mosque, Pentagon says -- FOX News
U.S. Military Denies Reports It Bombed Mosque in Syria -- NYT
Pentagon denies striking mosque in Syria, says it killed al Qaeda militants -- Reuters
US admits strike on ‘Al-Qaeda meeting’ in Syria amid reports of deadly mosque attack nearby -- RT

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