WASHINGTON DC: The US troops is probing allegations that a strike targeting Al-Qaeda leaders nearby a mosque in northern Syria killed countless civilians, a Defense Department pronounced Monday.
A US atmosphere strike on Mar 16 totally broken a building located subsequent to an aged mosque in a encampment of Al-Jineh in a northern range of Aleppo.
The Pentagon says a strike targeted a assembly of comparison Al-Qaeda leaders though internal reports and a Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring organisation have claimed dozens of people were killed, including civilians.
Pentagon orator Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that officials primarily suspicion there were “zero” municipal casualties.
After reviewing additional open and personal information over a weekend, Central Command has launched a misadventure “credibility assessment” to establish either allegations of municipal deaths have any merit.
“This is when there are allegations done about municipal casualties, they consider those allegations to establish if they are credible,” Davis said.
“If they are dynamic to be credible, they take additional stairs from there.”
Questions have arisen over either a targeted building was an apparatus to a mosque or somehow related.
The US troops is not ostensible to strike or aim mosques.
An AFP match who visited a area Friday pronounced there are dual Omar bin al-Khattab mosques in Al-Jineh, adjacent to any other. The aged one was shop-worn and a new one totally destroyed.
“Whether or not it was partial of a mosque, we don’t know,” Davis said.
“But a categorical mosque we purposefully avoided and this was extensively surveilled before to a strike that we did, and we are assured that we disrupted a poignant assembly of comparison Al-Qaeda leadership.”
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pronounced on Friday that 49 people were killed — many of them civilians.2017-03-20