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They were indeed.
Some suspect the Pentagon and the Neocons in the State Department did this in a direct challenge to Obama's even dealing with Russia.
A scary idea, indeed, the military challenging civilian authority, but not unprecedented for the U.S. military.
The second attack, on the UN aid convoy, a bombing as reported, was likely the work of the local terrorist allies of the Pentagon in the area it was passing through.
Those trucks - the UN convoy - were either hit by artillery or burnt. They were not bombed, as is apparent in photos.