Kremlin Says Russian Military Checking Reports of Syria Aid Convoy Strikes

Reuters

September 20, 2016

MOSCOW — The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russia’s military was checking media reports of air strikes on a humanitarian aid convoy near Aleppo in Syria the previous day and was expected to say something about the matter later in the day.

Syria — Destroyed aid trucks stand near the rebel-held town of Urum al-Kubra. Reuters

Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday and killed 12 people, according to a war monitor.

U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement on Monday that Washington was “outraged” and would be raising the matter directly with Russia at a time when a shaky ceasefire in Syria has all but unravelled.

“The situation in Syria is a source of great concern,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

“Unfortunately, we can state … that our American colleagues have failed to separate terrorists from the so-called moderate opposition.”

Peskov said there was little hope for a renewal of the ceasefire in Syria.

(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov/Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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Aid Convoy Is Hit in Syria as Cease-Fire Falters and Bombings Resume

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A humanitarian aid convoy was attacked in Syria on Monday after the Syrian military declared that a seven-day partial cease-fire was over and immediately began intensive bombardments in rebel-held areas of Aleppo, the divided city that has come to symbolize the ravages of the war.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/world/middleeast/syria-aid-john-kerry.html?ribbon-ad-idx=5&rref=world&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=World&pgtype=article

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