US airplanes kills 58 civilians in Aleppo mosque

An aerial attack on a mosque during prayer time in the Syrian city of Aleppo killed 58 people late on Thursday, a civil defense source told Anadolu Agency.
Local sources said the strike happened during evening prayers – while the mosque was at its most full.
“The raids by unidentified warplanes targeted a mosque in Aleppo province during evening prayers, killing 42 people, most of them civilians,” said the head of the Britain-based Observatory Rami Abdel Rahman.
“More than 100 people were wounded,” he said, adding that many were still trapped under the collapsed mosque in the village of al-Jineh, just over 30 kilometres (20 miles) west of Aleppo.
The Pentagon has claimed responsibility for airstrikes on a village mosque in northern Syria’s Aleppo province on Thursday – killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens more.
A US spokesperson told Airwars, a group that monitors coalition airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, that the target had been “assessed to be a meeting place for al Qaeda, and we took the strike.”
“It happened to be across the street from where there is a mosque,” said Major Josh Jacques, a CENTCOM spokesperson, adding that the mosque was not hit directly
The village is held by rebel and Islamist groups, but no jihadist factions are believed to present in the area.

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