"Enormous outrage" at attack on Syria aid convoy

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Truckloads of humanitarian aid waiting to cross into Syria. Photo: UN Monitoring Mechanism (UNMM)/Tonglet

An attack on an aid convoy reportedly heading to the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria has been condemned as an "outrage" by the UN.

It is thought that at least 18 of the 31 trucks in the convoy were hit by an air strike.

Daniel Dickinson has more details.

The Syrian Red Crescent aid convoy carrying UN agency aid, was reportedly attacked on Monday night by an airstrike in Urem Al-Kubra in western Aleppo Governorate.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that 12 people were killed as a result of the strike.

The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said his "outrage" at this attack was "enormous."

He added that the convoy was the outcome of a "long process of permission and preparations to assist isolated civilians."

Some 275,000 people remain trapped in Aleppo without food, water, proper shelter or medical care.

Around 20 trucks had been waiting on the Turkish border with Syria to deliver aid during a ceasefire period, which began a week ago.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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