Updated at 2:31 p.m. ET
NEWS BRIEF The United Nations said Tuesday it’s suspending humanitarian aid to Syria a day after an airstrike—carried out allegedly by Syria or Russia—struck an aid convoy headed to Aleppo.
“As an immediate security measure, other convoy movements in Syria have been suspended for the time being, pending further assessment of the security situation,” Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the UNOCHA, the UN humanitarian office, said in Geneva.
Monday’s airstrike, which killed at least 12 people, including Omar Barakat, the head of the Syrian Red Crescent, came after the collapse of the weeklong Syrian cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia. The government of President Bashar al-Assad accused rebel groups of using the truce to mobilize fighters and attack government-held positions; the rebels blamed the government for violating the agreement, which was supposed to allow aid groups into some besieged towns. Add to these accusations a U.S. airstrike over the weekend that killed about 60 Syrian soldiers. The U.S. said the strike was accidental, but both Syria and Russia, which backs Assad, have questioned that version of events; Syrian groups have the reported heavy bombing of neighborhoods in rebel-controlled areas since the collapse of the cease-fire.