UN aid convoy hit by ‘air strike’ near Aleppo

UN aid convoy hit by ‘air strike’ near Aleppo

UN aid convoy hit by ‘air strike’ near Aleppo

Written by Staff Writer

20 Sep, 2016 | 6:51 am

An airstrike has hit an aid convoy in Syria, reportedly killing at least 32 people – shortly after  the military declared the current cessation of violence was over.

The strikes, carried out by either Syrian or allied Russian warplanes, hit Syrian Red Crescent trucks as staff members were unloading aid in Urem al-Kubra in Aleppo province.

The stalled convoys include 20 lorries due to supply rebel-held eastern Aleppo where about 275,000 civilians are trapped without access to food or medical supplies.

More than 35 strikes were counted in Aleppo by monitors, with residents describing the bombs as falling like rain. Officials said the strikes killed more than 60 soldiers.

On Monday, the UK confirmed that British aircraft – believed to be unmanned, remotely-piloted Reaper drones – had been involved in the strike, along with jets from Australia and Denmark.

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