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>> It was an air strike. That's a UN expert's analysis on Wednesday of an attack on an aid convoy in Syria last month. A giant crater in the ground was the give away, almost certainly caused by air-dropped munitions rather than artillery or mortars, the UNOSAT adviser said. Until now, the United Nations has simply called the incineration of 18 trucks, killing about 20 people, an attack.
It was the nail in the coffin of a fragile week-long cease-fire. The Unites States immediately blamed two Russian war planes it said were in the skies overhead at the time. But Moscow denied the charge and said the convoy caught fire. UNOSAT hasn't been asked to share its findings with the UN Inquiry into the attack, but says it stands ready to do so.