Syria has become a battleground for two superpowers. Russia and the United States are going after each other following a deadly air strike. Some believe that the escalating tensions and war of words could be a new world war.
When a humanitarian convoy was attacked, the United States and Russia took turns blaming each other. The United States arrived at a preliminary conclusion that it was Russian planes that targettted the convoy.
Russia retaliated saying that it was America’s fault. Whichever story comes out the truth, it has been apparent to spectators that the situation is reaching a boiling point that may force the world to see another global war.
Russia and US Engage in Deadly Airstrike?
“All the evidence we have points to that conclusion,” CNN quoted one US official. The White House released its position on the matter saying that Russia is responsible for the incident. The airstrike targetted a humanitarian convoy in the region of Urum al-Kubra, west of Aleppo. This prompted the United states to halt all aid operations in the tumultic region.
“All of our information indicates clearly that this was an airstrike. That means there only could have been two entities responsible,” added deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.
“We hold the Russian government responsible for airstrikes in this airspace given their commitment under the cessation of hostilities was to ground air operations where humanitarian assistance was flowing,” Rhodes said.
Another report from Express says that the Kremlin rebuffs what the US has been saying. Russia made it clear that it has nothing to do with the incident. The incident which has also been referred to as a “war crime.” may in fact be the fault of US-backed aid workers who may have destroyed their own convoy, according to Russia.
Nonetheless, President Barack Obama maintains that Russia is continuously using force in Syria to return to its glory further prompting tensions.