Airstrike near Aleppo kills at least 42 civilians

At the moment, people were gathering at a mosque for prayer
09:56, 17 March 2017


Al Jina village, located in one of the main rebel-held parts of Syria, not far from Aleppo, suffered an airstrike on Thursday, March 14. 42 people perished, and dozens more were injured. Reuters wrote this with reference to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The airstrike occurred at the moment when people gathered at a mosque for an evening prayer.

‘The U.S. military said it carried out an air strike on Thursday against al Qaeda militants, killing several, at a meeting location in Idlib province, but it was unclear if it was referring to the attack on Al-Jina. The statement from U.S. Central Command made no mention of civilian casualties’, Reuters noted.

Syrian and Russian military have also carried out many air strikes in Idlib and Aleppo provinces during the war, the news agency added.

Source: Reuters

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