After Dozens Reported Killed US Denies Striking Syrian Mosque
Rebels in northwest Syria fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad
also include groups supported by Turkey, the United States and Gulf
The conflicting reports came one day after at least 25 people were killed
in a suicide bombing at the main court complex in Syria’s capital, Damascus,
on the sixth anniversary of the start of the uprising against Assad.
U.N. investigators reported early this month that both sides in Syria’s civil war
during the battle for Aleppo last year. The Syrian and Russian militaries have
carried out many airstrikes in Aleppo and Idlib provinces.
The United States has also carried out strikes there in recent months, targeting
a rebel group that until last year was an affiliate of al Qaeda.
NBC News reported Tuesday that the Trump administration is moving ahead with
plans to make it easier for the CIA and the military to target terrorists with drone strikes,
The plan is part of a broad policy shift to grant the CIA and the military more autonomy,
to target and kill al Qaeda and ISIS militants without presidential authorization in Syria
and other countries, U.S. officials said.
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