US holds Russia responsible for attack on Syrian UN Humanitarian Convoy

US holds Russia responsible for attack on Syrian UN Humanitarian Convoy

US holds Russia responsible for attack on Syrian UN Humanitarian Convoy

Written by Tharushan Fernando

21 Sep, 2016 | 9:13 am

The US has claimed that it holds Russia responsible for a deadly attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday

U.S officials have noted that two Russian war planes were responsible for the attack however Russia denies involvement of its own or Syrian planes, and says the incident was caused by fire on the ground and not by an air strike.

Eighteen of 31 lorries were destroyed and about 20 civilians were killed including a senior official of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

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