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US and Russia in 'parallel universe' on Syria ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov have clashed at the UN over the failed Syria ceasefire.

It follows the attack on an aid convoy in Syria which killed 21 people, which the US blamed on Russia but Moscow has denied any involvement in.

Here are the key developments:

  • The attack on Monday night left at least 21 people dead, aid agencies said
  • The aid convoy was delivering aid for 78,000 people at the time of the attack
  • The United States believes two Russian jets carried out the airstrike, something Russia has denied
  • At the UN, Mr Kerry appeared to suggest Mr Lavrov was a 'spoiler' who 'shredded' any hopes of a ceasefire
  • Mr Kerry has also called for no-fly zones to be implemented in Syria
  • Mr Lavrov said a ceasefire would only work if there was a comprehensive approach with simultaneous steps taken by all parties involved
  • The UN has said it will resume humanitarian aid convoys within Syria
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UN: Syria aid convoy hit by 'attacks' not 'airstrikes'

The attack left at least 21 people dead, aid agencies said. Credit: Reuters

An aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo was hit by "attacks" on Monday not "airstrikes", the United Nations has said.

UN humanitarian spokesman Jens Laerke said: "We are not in a position to determine whether these were in fact airstrikes. We are in a position to say that the convoy was attacked."

A statement from UN humanitarian officials in Syria had described the assault on the convoy as "airstrikes" but was swiftly amended to read "attacks", after what Mr Laerke described as a drafting error.

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