Syria aid workers prepare for new Homs evacuations
Published on Feb 10, 2014 5:34 PM
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.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here