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Syria aid teams evacuate 65 civilians from Homs under fire

Published on Feb 9, 2014 11:20 PM

DAMASCUS (AFP) - Aid teams evacuated at least 65 civilians from besieged districts of Homs city on Sunday, as Syria's regime and rebels again traded accusations over truce violations.

On the political front, the official delegation and members of the opposition were arriving in Geneva for a new round of peace talks scheduled to begin on Monday.

The Homs evacuation was the second in three days, since a United Nations-brokered truce for districts of Syria's third city that are besieged by the army began on Friday.

"Sixty-five civilians, all children, women and elderly men, were evacuated from the Old City of Homs, in compliance with an agreement between the UN and the governor of Homs," the official news agency SANA reported.

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