An independent UN Commission to investigate human rights violations in Syria accused the Syrian air force in the attack on a humanitarian convoy near Aleppo on 19 September 2016. About it reports Reuters.
Investigators believe that Syrian military “carefully planned and ruthlessly carried out an air RAID on a convoy of UN and Syrian red Crescent in Orum al-Kubra, in the countryside West of Aleppo, which killed 14 employees of humanitarian mission”.
Survivors of the RAID said that the attack took place in three stages. According to them, first, helicopters dropped barrel bombs on a warehouse and residential building nearby, followed by another blow, struck the aircraft. After that aircraft was shot was on the ground with machine guns, they claim.
The report of the UN Commission of these actions named as a war crime. The document also States that the previous investigation of this tragedy are unable to identify the perpetrators.
Immediately after the tragedy, the US indicated involvement in the attack of Russian aviation. Moscow has rejected the charges, and the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called for a thorough and impartial investigation into the attack.