US AIRSTRIKES KILLS 49 CIVILIANS IN ALEPPO

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At least 49 people were killed in the airstrike that the US military said targeted al-Qaeda militants. Rebels and a monitoring group said the airstrike killed civilians at a mosque.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike late Thursday evening hit the Omar Ibn al-Khattab mosque compound in Jeeneh, north of Aleppo, killing at least 49 civilians and wounding dozens more.

US warplanes have been bombing jihadists in war-torn Syria as part of an international coalition since 2014, with hundreds of civilians unintentionally killed in the country and in neighbouring Iraq.

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