ICRC: Syrian city of Homs evacuation fails again

By REUTERS
June 28, 2012 18:50




GENEVA - Efforts to evacuate civilians and wounded from the battered Syrian city of Homs failed again when a rescue team could not enter affected areas, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.

Beatrice Megevand-Roggo, head of ICRC operations for the Near and Middle East, said in a statement that there had been an agreement from Syrian authorities and the opposition for the ICRC team to carry out an evacuation.

"On the spot, however, agreed-upon conditions were not met and the staff were unable to proceed," she said without providing specifics.

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