Air attack destroyed aid convoy says UN as Syrian troops close on AleppoComments
Satellite imagery analysts probing the deadly attack on a UN aid convoy in Syria on September 19 claim the carnage was the result of an air strike.
A giant crater on the ground is almost certainly an air-dropped munitionUNOSAT researcher
Twenty people lost their lives in the attack on the convoy at the town of Urem Al-Kubra near the northern city of Aleppo.
Aleppo aid convoy hit by air strike – U.N. expert https://t.co/CicfiqXyeMpic.twitter.com/1y0V6tTFT9— Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) 5 October 2016
UNOSAT researcher Lars Bromley said:“A giant crater on the ground is almost certainly an air-dropped munition. Then things like rockets will leave, you know, they’ll often occur in a row, whereas artillery or mortars will just kind of have a different patten.’‘
The UN has not attributed blame for the attack.
Syrian forces continue to gain ground amid the wreckage of Aleppo and say air attacks have been much reduced.
Aleppo will eventually fall, but Syrian war will go on https://t.co/8jHVRxKn4Kpic.twitter.com/zHT2H6LmuW— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) 5 October 2016
Diplomatic efforts are ongoing as France looks to frame a fresh peace initiative with foreign secretary Jean-Marc Ayrault due to visit Moscow and Washington this week.