An air attack on mosque kills 42 people and others have been injured in a rebel-held village in Aleppo, Syria. The air raid is said to have taken place in al-Jineh, Aleppo province. The mosque was packed with worshippers for evening prayers, most of those killed were civilians. Many people have been killed in Syria because of the war the last years.
The village is located in one of the most important rebel-held regions of Syria. The BBC reports that it is not clear who was behind the attack, but Syrian and Russian war planes fly in the region. US war planes also target jihadist rebels in that area.
The attack came just a day after no less than 31 people were killed in a suicide bombing at the main court complex in the Syrian capital, Damascus. This bombing was on the sixth anniversary of the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. There are many factions taking part in the war in Syria.
The war has been devastating
Since the war in Syria began, more than 320,000 people have been killed and 11 million have been displaced according to activists. This has created a humanitarian crisis, there are millions of Syrian refugees. A high percentage of them have gone to Europe. There is a huge economic damage and Syria faces dramatic living conditions these days. Some western politicians dislike the fact that many Syrian refugees have moved to Europe and US.
Russia has sided with the Syrian government, both countries cooperate in the fight against the rebels. Many countries have involved in the war and they give economic and military support to several factions. Russia has attacked the areas in the hands of the rebels. This is possible that the war in Syria could last much longer and it will cause much more pain.