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Pentagon denies coalition drone was near Syria aid convoy

US officials have told AFP that two Russian SU-24 warplanes were operating in the area where the aid convoy was struck, and one of them was directly above the convoy when it was hitThe Pentagon on Wednesday strongly denied Russia’s claim that a US-led coalition Predator drone was in the air over an aid convoy in Syria when it was attacked. “None of our aircraft — manned or unmanned, US or coalition — were anywhere in the vicinity of Aleppo when the strike against the humanitarian convoy occurred,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said. Trucks carrying food and medical equipment from the United Nations and other agencies were unloading aid into a warehouse in Orum al-Kubra, a town in Aleppo province, when a deadly attack killed around 20 civilians late Monday.

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