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U.S. points finger at Russia for Syria convoy attack

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>> US officials telling Reuters it was Russian jets that carried out Monday's devastating air strikes on an aid convoy in Syria. The attack on the Syrian Red Crescent convoy, destroying 18 trucks carrying food, medicine, and clothing for 80,000 Syrians and killing about 20 civilians. The US on Tuesday saying Russian planes were known to be in the skies over the convoy at the time it was struck.
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Moscow denying any attack from the air, saying the convoy caught fire on the ground. The United Nations has suspended Suspended all aid shipments into Syria. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.>> The humanitarians delivering life saving aid were heroes. Those who bombed them were cowards. Accountability for crimes such as these is essential.
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>> The United States and Russia support opposite sides in the five year old war between the Syrian government and rebel groups, with both countries also fighting Islamic State. Monday's incident appearing to deal a death blow to a week-old cease fire, already under strain after war planes from the US led coalition bombed Syrian troops.