UN to probe deadly attack on aid convoy in Syria

Aid is seen strewn across the floor in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of AleppoThe United Nations has established an “internal and independent” inquiry into an attack last month on a humanitarian convoy in Syria that killed at least 18, spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday. The board will start its probe next week and be led by Lieutenant General Abhijit Guha, the secretary-general’s spokesman said in a statement. The September 19 attack on a UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy of aid trucks in the northern province of Aleppo left at least 18 dead — including a Red Crescent staff member — and destroyed at least 18 of the 31 aid vehicles.

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