Wednesday, May 27, 2015Wednesday, May 27, 2015
News
 

Syria aid workers prepare for new Homs evacuations

Published on Feb 10, 2014 5:34 PM
 
A Member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent helps a man from a besieged area of Homs upon his arrival to the area under government control, on Feb 9, 2014. Aid teams prepared on Monday, Feb 10, 2014, to resume the evacuation of civilians from besieged neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs, a Syrian Red Crescent source told AFP. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

DAMASCUS (AFP) - Aid teams prepared on Monday to resume the evacuation of civilians from besieged neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs, a Syrian Red Crescent source told AFP.

A day earlier, the Red Crescent helped evacuate some 600 people from rebel-held areas that have been under army siege for nearly two years.

"Today we will continue the evacuation of civilians via the same routes or new ones," the source said.

"A meeting between the UN and the governor of Homs is underway. In principle, the ceasefire will be extended, and will try to get civilians out as soon as possible," the source added.

 
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!