UN says 18 aid trucks hit in Syria, cannot verify casualties

by Reuters
Monday, 19 September 2016 21:16 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - At least 18 of 31 trucks in a United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) aid convoy in Syria were hit west of Aleppo, but the world body could not verify casualties, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday.

Dujarric said the convoy was delivering assistance for 78,000 people in the hard-to-reach town of Urm al-Kubra and that multiple sources have confirmed that the town was shelled. He said an SARC warehouse was also hit. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols, editing by G Crosse)

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