This image released by the US Department of Defense on March 17, 2017, shows the site of an Al-Qaeda senior leader meeting in Jeeneh, Syria, hit by a US airstrike on March 16, 2017. / AFP / US Department of Defense / HO /
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The U.S. military is probing allegations that a strike targeting Al-Qaeda leaders near a mosque in northern Syria killed numerous civilians, the Defense Department said Monday.The Pentagon says the strike targeted a meeting of senior Al-Qaeda leaders but local reports and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group have claimed dozens of people were killed, including civilians.Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that officials initially thought there were "zero" civilian casualties.The U.S. military is not supposed to strike or target mosques.
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