UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O’Brien said that many people were killed and wounded during the attack on a joint convoy of the UN and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in the Aleppo area.
It was reported by TASS with reference to a written statement.
O’Brien said that if the attack on the convoy was intentional, this act will be considered a war crime.
“I am disgusted and horrified by the news that a United Nations/Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy was hit this evening in Urum al-Kubra (Big Orem), northwest of Aleppo city. Initial reports indicate that many people have been killed or seriously injured, including SARC volunteers, as a result of these sickening attacks,” said in O’Brien’s statement, published at the official website of the organization.
O’Brien condemned the incident, stressing that there can not be any justification or explanation for the attack on a humanitarian mission, given the fact that all parties of the conflict in Syria had been pre-warned about the convoy. He said that 12 employees of the UN mission were killed in the attack, and called for an immediate investigation of the incident.