UN says suspends all humanitarian convoys in Syria following attack

UN says suspends all humanitarian convoys in Syria following attack
UN says suspends all humanitarian convoys in Syria following attack

The UN said Tuesday it had suspended all humanitarian aid convoys in Syria after a deadly air raid hit trucks delivering aid near Aleppo, killing a Red Crescent staff member and civilians.

As an “immediate security measure, other convoy movements in Syria have been suspended,” Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN humanitarian agency told reporters in Geneva.

This marks a “very, very dark day for humanitarians in Syria and indeed across the world,” he said, stressing that it was “paramount that we are able to establish the facts through an independent investigation.”