17 Mar '17, 1pm

US claims al Qaeda 'meeting location' struck in Syria

US claims al Qaeda 'meeting location' struck in Syria

The US has bombed another suspected al Qaeda “meeting location ” in Syria, according to US Central Command (CENTCOM). Although CENTCOM describes the building as being located in Idlib province, it is actually in the village of Al Jinah in Aleppo province. The choice of target was immediately controversial, as Syrian activists said the building was a mosque filled with prayer-goers. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) went so far as to describe it as a “massacre .” CENTCOM denies that a mosque was struck in the airstrikes yesterday, according to the New York Times . “We did not target any mosques,” Col. John J. Thomas, a US military spokesman, said. “What we did target was destroyed. There is a mosque within 50 feet of that building that is still standing.” News quickly spread online that the building was a mosque. Hadi Alabdallah, an “independent Syrian journali...

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