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IFRC Says Unaware of Who Launched Attack Against Aid Convoy in Aleppo, Syria

© REUTERS / Ammar AbdullahA boy rides a bicycle near a damaged aid truck after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016.
A boy rides a bicycle near a damaged aid truck after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) does not know who launched the attack against a humanitarian convoy it had sent to Syria’s Aleppo jointly with the United Nations, the IFRC Africa region office Communication manager told Sputnik on Thursday.

A man rides a motocycle near damaged buildings in the rebel held Old Aleppo, Syria, September 14, 2016 - Sputnik International
IFRC Clarifying Number of Victims at Attacked Humanitarian Aid Convoy in Aleppo
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Monday, the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the aid convoy crossed the conflict line in the Big Orem area of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Later in the day, UN officials stated that the convoy had been shelled and there were casualties.

"We do not know exactly whom that attack came from. It is not possible for us to know so quickly after the event what the source of the attack was or who was directly involve but what we do know whenever the convoy moves all relevant Military authorities are informed after movement together with the exact plan of what is going to happen," the official said.

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