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Syria bombing: US military denies mosque was hit | CNN.com

Syria bombing: US military denies mosque was hit | CNN.com

The US military has disputed local reports that American airstrikes Thursday killed dozens of Syrian civilians attending prayers at a village mosque, saying instead that the strike targeted and killed al Qaeda militants.

The local reports, which come via the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the strike hit a mosque in the village of al-Jena, killing at least 42 people, most of whom were civilians, and injuring dozens of others. The group said search and rescue efforts were ongoing at the site and told CNN the death toll was expected to rise since dozens of people remain buried under rubble.

Source: Syria bombing: US military denies mosque was hit – CNN.com