U.S. Officials: Information Indicates Russia Bombed Aid Convoy in Syria

A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2016, the morning after a convoy delivering aid was hit by a deadly air strike. The UN …
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CNN reports: Washington – The US has reached the preliminary conclusion that Russian warplanes bombed an aid convoy and warehouse belonging to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, two US officials told CNN.

“All the evidence we have points to that conclusion,” one of the officials said.

However, the White House has taken the position that Russia is responsible for the strike, regardless of whether it was their planes — or the Syrian regime’s — that carried out the attack.

The aid convoy was hit Monday night in the area of Urum al-Kubra, west of Aleppo, prompting the United Nations to halt its aid operations in Syria.

“All of our information indicates clearly that this was an airstrike. That means there only could have been two entities responsible,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said Tuesday night, naming Moscow and the Syrian regime. He didn’t specify which country’s planes carried out the strike.

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