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Washington The US has accomplished the basic abeyance that Russian warplanes austere an aid accompany and barn acceptance to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, two US admiral told . All the affirmation we accept credibility to that conclusion, one of the admiral said.However, the White House has taken the position that Russia is amenable for the strike, behindhand of whether it was their planes — or the Syrian regime s — that agitated out the attack.The aid accompany was hit Monday night in the breadth of Urum al-Kubra, west of Aleppo, bidding the United Nations to arrest its aid operations in Syria. All of our advice indicates acutely that this was an airstrike. That agency there alone could accept been two entities responsible, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said Tuesday night, allotment Moscow and the Syrian regime. He didn t specify which country s planes agitated out the strike. We authority the Russian government amenable for airstrikes in this airspace accustomed their charge beneath the abeyance of hostilities was to arena air operations breadth altruistic abetment was flowing, Rhodes said, apropos to the acceding of a contempo armistice brokered amid the US and Russia.RELATED: Is there any achievement larboard for Syria?Russian denialRussia denies it was amenable and says that terrorists agitated out the attack. Defense Ministry agent Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday that assay of video footage from drones of the bang appearance that militants were afterward the convoy, according to the Russian accompaniment account armpit TASS. It is acutely apparent in the video that a terrorists auto barter with a towed large-caliber adhesive is affective forth with the convoy, he said.UN abuse UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon alleged the advance sickening, aboriginal and allegedly deliberate. Just back we anticipate it cannot get any worse, the ability of abandonment sinks lower, Ban told apple leaders convening at the UN General Assembly anniversary affair Tuesday.The International Committee of the Red Cross said that about 20 civilians were dead in the attack, as able-bodied as the administrator of the Red Crescent s Urum al-Kubra branch, Omar Barakat. Eighteen of the convoy s 31 trucks were hit, the United Nations said. The aid was advised for eastern Aleppo, breadth an estimated 250,000 civilians accept been abbreviate of food, anesthetic and water.The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights appear that aid workers had been dead in an aerial bombardment. Current intelligenceRebels, bound in a abandoned civilian war with the Syrian government, reportedly authority the breadth breadth the accompany was struck. Russia has been allowance its abutting accessory President Bashar al-Assad in the fight, admitting it has said its efforts are focused on advancing alarm groups such as ISIS that accept flourished during the conflict.The US aggressive has been reviewing classified radar, signals and aeriform surveillance intelligence.Based on that and letters from the ground, it has assured that alone Russian warplanes were in position to advance this breadth back it happened, the official said.RELATED: UN arch calls accompany attackers in Syria cowards For now, there is no intelligence that accurately indicates Syrian aircraft or helicopters were in the area, admitting that blazon of advice could after appear to light, the official said.The official added that it appears letters from the arena are authentic that there were at atomic two after-effects of airstrikes, which is a accepted Russian aggressive practice. Trucks central the admixture as able-bodied as those alfresco on the alley were hit.But the Obama administering has not yet absolutely absitively how abundant of the advice apropos the Russians it wants to reveal.The activity amid admiral is that if they say too much, it will betrayal acute aggressive intelligence capabilities to the Russians.Continuing the ceasefire?Deputy National Security Adviser Rhodes said that while America s alternative is to abide with the armistice effort, which paves the way for added cooperation amid the Russian and US militaries operating in Syria, Moscow s accomplishments activity advanced could anticipate added coordination. We accept not apparent acceptable faith. This was an abandoned action, Rhodes told s Michelle Kosinski. It raises austere questions about whether or not this acceding moves forward. He added, We acquisition it to be absolutely adverse to the acceding that was negotiated, but fatigued that, In conflicts like this I anticipate we accept on obligation to abide to accompany whether there are adept openings. If we can t, we airing away. President Barack Obama additionally seemed to advertence the besieged aid workers in Syria during his animadversion alongside Ban Tuesday: Those in Syria and abroad who accident their lives to bear aid to bodies in acute charge … the absolute apple is in their debt. s Elise Labott, Joshua Berlinger and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.

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