Friday, September 23, 2016

This Is Why It Is Difficult To Say Who Attacked That Humanitarian Convoy in Syria

Men drive a motorcycle near a damaged aid truck after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Popular Mechanics: Why Can't We Say Who Attacked That Humanitarian Convoy in Syria?

What the destruction of a humanitarian aid convoy tell us about the great game being played by Russia and the U.S. in the skies over Syria.

The ceasefire in Syria was already teetering when the 31-truck convoy headed toward the besieged town. Inside the Aleppo, more than 250,000 people were trapped, desperate for supplies. The much-needed aid never made it.

An unexpected attack destroyed the humanitarian convoy operated by the aid group Syrian Arab Red Crescent as it stopped at a warehouse on September 19. According to a statement released Wednesday by the Free Syrian Army, 31 people died, including 12 aid workers. The attack destroyed 18 of the trucks, a health clinic, and the warehouse. It prompted a halt to more aid convoys. Now the fragile ceasefire is officially dead—at least, to everyone but the U.S. State Department.

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WNU Editor: In a war that has already killed hundreds of thousands .... this attack will be forgotten very soon.


Anonymous said...

Bombing hospitals, aid stations, un convoys or civilians in general is abhorrent. Thanks Vlad. But, I disagree that this atrocity won't hold people's memory. Contrary to your belief, this well solidify how wrong headed President Putins blind support Of Assad and his continued trampling of long held norms regarding, refugees and civilians caught in combat zones. No white wash! No lies! Drones, satellites and the like don't lie?

This will be a further reason for Europe and America to continue sanctions.

Miguel LM said...

AN war crime forgotten? Gas attack forgotten? ... you should be the first person to raise this issue here since as you said, you worked at UN.

But money talks higher...