UN Suspends all Humanitarian Convoys in Syria Following Attack

A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) drives a truck as a convoy of SARC and United Nations' vehicles arrives in the rebel-held area of Harasta on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus on August 29, 2016. / AFP / AMER ALMOHIBANY (Photo credit should read AMER …
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GENEVA (AFP) – The UN said Tuesday it had suspended all humanitarian aid convoys in Syria after a deadly air raid hit trucks delivering aid near Aleppo, killing a Red Crescent staff member and civilians.

As an “immediate security measure, other convoy movements in Syria have been suspended,” Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN humanitarian agency told reporters in Geneva.

Red Cross spokesman Benoit Carpentier said the director of the Syrian Red Crescent’s sub-branch was among those killed in the attack.

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