convoy in Syria’s Aleppo, Moscow says, as outrage
mounted over an attack the UN said could be a
The Red Cross said on Tuesday at least 20 people
were killed in the attack on the trucks carrying
desperately needed humanitarian relief to
thousands of Syrians.
“The air forces of Russia and Syria did not conduct
any strikes against the UN aid convoy in the
southwestern outskirts of Aleppo,” defence ministry
spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement
carried by Russian news agencies.
Konashenkov said the attack the previous night
doesn’t appear to have been from an air strike.
The Syrian Civil Defence, a volunteer rescue group
known as the White Helmets that operates in rebel-
held areas, posted images of several vehicles on
fire. A video of the attack showed huge balls of fire
against the night sky as ambulances arrived on the