Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Aid Convoy Near Aleppo Is Attacked As Syrian Ceaseless Collapses

BBC: Syria conflict: Aid convoy hit by 'air strike' near Aleppo

A convoy of aid trucks has been hit by an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say, hours after the military declared the current cessation of violence was over.

One unconfirmed report said 12 people were killed in the attack near the town of Urm al-Kubra.

A UN spokesman said at least 18 of 31 trucks had been hit but could not confirm it was by an air strike.

UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said it was an "outrage".

"The convoy was the outcome of a long process of permission and preparations to assist isolated civilians," he said in a statement emailed to Reuters.

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WNU editor: This is (unfortunately) a waste of time .... Washington Scrambles to Save Syria Cease-Fire Amid Escalating Violence (Foreign Policy).

More News On A Syrian Aid Convoy Near Aleppo Being Attacked

Aid Convoy Is Hit in Syria as Cease-Fire Falters and Bombings Resume -- NYT
Air strikes hit aid convoy as Syria says ceasefire over -- Reuters
Air strikes hit Syria aid convoy -- AP
Aid convoy attacked as Syria ceasefire collapses -- AFP
Syrian aid convoy attack 'raises very serious questions' about Russia, senior official says -- FOX News
Aid convoy attacked as Syria declares end to week-old cease-fire -- USA Today


James said...

Russia denies.

James said...

Russia denies and offers interesting counter narrative. Little post strike photo footage. Most footage in darkness.

James said...

Have now seen preliminary daylight footage. I have my doubts this was an airstrike. Both sides have many reasons to fabricate.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised no mention of barrel bombs yet...Aid convoy destroyed by indiscriminate barrel bombs possibly filled with chlorine gas.