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    A US counterterrorism strike in Al JInah in Syria's Aleppo province targeted a building adjacent to a mosque, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) On Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported 42 people were killed, majority of which civilians, when an airstrike hit a mosque in the al-Jinah village southwest of Atareb in the western countryside of Aleppo.

    "There are a lot of reports suggesting that we had targeted a mosque. We did not, we never would," Davis told reporters. "The building we targeted was adjacent to it."

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