in Syria’s western Aleppo region in March, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
On March 17, the Omar Ibn al-Khattab mosque in the village of al-Jinneh to the west of Aleppo, was hit by airstrikes.”>
U.S. forces fighting extremist militia in Syria did not take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties when it hit a mosque
HRW said the strike killed at least 38 people.
At the time, the Syrian Observatory for Human Right put the death toll at 46.
“The U.S. seems to have gotten several things fundamentally wrong in this attack, and dozens of civilians paid the price,” said Ole Solvang, deputy emergencies director at HRW.
“The U.S. authorities need to figure out what went wrong, start doing their homework before they launch attacks, and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he added.
The U.S. military said it had killed a number of extremists in an airstrike in Syria, but said they targeted a meeting of an al-Qaeda-linked group.