Syria, Russia Refutes Claims of Targeting Aid Convoy in Aleppo Countryside

Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson says video of incident shows no evidence of convoy shelled from the air

Russian and Syrian military sources have denied reports by media outlets claiming that the Syrian army targeted a humanitarian aid convoy in Orem village in Aleppo’s countryside on Monday.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov stressed that neither the Russian nor Syrian air forces targeted any UN humanitarian aid convoys in the southwest of Aleppo.

Konashenkov said that video recordings released by media outlets do not show any indication that the humanitarian convoy in question was hit by shells.

He also said that terrorists from the Nusra Front carried out a large-scale attack with artillery and rocket launchers in the direction of the convoy at 7 pm on Monday, adding the video in question showed no signs that the aid convoy’s vehicles were hit by military-grade munitions.

The Russian center for monitoring the ceasefire in Syria said the convoy successfully arrived at its destination at 1:40 pm, but that the convoy later passed through an area where armed groups are present at the time the video was shot.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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