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Humanitarian Aid Convoy Destroyed as Syrian Cease-Fire Fails

A convoy was destroyed by airstrikes en route to deliver humanitarian aid to the Syrian town of Urum al-Kubra, northwest of Aleppo.

An airstrike on Urum al-Kubra town, a rebel held town northwest of Aleppo destroyed aid trucks on Sept. 20.

The United Nations said at least 18 trucks in the 31-vehicle convoy were destroyed en route to deliver humanitarian assistance to the hard-to-reach town.

AMMAR ABDULLAH / Reuters

Men drive a motorcycle near a damaged aid truck.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said 20 civilians were killed in the convoy attack.

AMMAR ABDULLAH / Reuters

Civil Defense extinguishes the fire at the scene of the attack.

AMMAR ABDULLAH / Reuters

Boxes of humanitarian aid are strewn across the streets of Urum al-Kubra.

The UN has suspended all aid convoy movements in Syria after the attack.

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People inspect damage after an airstrike on Urum al-Kubra. AMMAR ABDULLAH / Reuters
Damaged Red Cross and Arab Red Crescent medical supplies are seen in a warehouse in Urum al-Kubra. OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP - Getty Images

A boy rides a bicycle near a damaged aid truck.

Syria's cease-fire has faltered further after the aid convoy was hit by airstrikes.

AMMAR ABDULLAH / Reuters