US air strike killed militants in Idlib: US military

Civil Defence members and civilians remove rubble in a damaged site after an airstrike on Idlib city.
Ammar Abdullah | Reuters
Civil Defence members and civilians remove rubble in a damaged site after an airstrike on Idlib city.

An air strike carried out by U.S. forces on Thursday in Idlib, Syria, killed several al Qaeda militants, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

"Idlib has been a significant safe haven for al Qaeda in recent years," the statement said, making no mention of civilian casualties.

On Thursday a Britain-based war monitor said warplanes struck a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, southwest of Atarib near Aleppo, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens.

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