Russia bombs Turkish humanitarian aid convoy

As reported by Turkish state-run Anadolu News Agency, Russian warplanes bombed a Turkish truck convoy at the Syrian border on Wednesday.
The trucks belonged to IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, an Istanbul-based humanitarian organization with connections to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. 

Seven people were killed and ten others injured in the air strike on the convoy of 20 trucks delivering supplies to refugees.

Meanwhile, a US official said he was "aware of reports that a convoy of humanitarian relief vehicles was hit by an air strike today in the vicinity of Azaz."
The official noted that no coalition planes had been near the area for the last 24 hours.
"We are continuing to monitor the situation to determine all of the facts behind the incident," he said.

The strike on the convoy happened in the wake of the recent downing of a Russian Air Force bomber over Syria by Turkish fighter jets, some reports suggested the Russians were “avenging” the pilot’s death. Many media outlets thought it was the work of Vladimir Putin.

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