UN suspends all aid convoy to Syria



    UN suspends all aid convoy to Syria

    Sept.20, Aleppo: The UN has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after its lorries were attacked by warplanes near Aleppo on Monday.

    The convoy had received proper permits, and all warring parties - including Russia and the US - had been notified, a UN spokesman said.

    Eighteen of the 31 lorries, containing wheat, winter clothes and medical supplies, were destroyed.

    A senior official of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent was among a number of civilians killed.

    The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, has described the attack as a "flagrant violation of international humanitarian law".

    The US has expressed "outrage" over the attack, which took place in the town of Urum al-Kubra hours after the Syrian army declared a US-Russian brokered truce over.

    Washington has said it will "reassess the future prospects for co-operation" with Russia - an ally of Syria's government.

    Aid deliveries to besieged areas had been a key part of the cessation of hostilities deal brokered last week.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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