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GENEVA, January 26, /ITAR-TASS/. Women and children may leave Homs at any time, if rebels give them passage, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on January 26.
“I assure you that if the armed terrorists in Homs allow women and children to leave the Old City of Homs, we will allow them every access, not only that, we will provide them with shelter, medicines and all that is needed," he told a news conference after talks in Geneva with the Syrian opposition.
He said that the government had been trying to evacuate women and children from Homs for three years, but their efforts had been failing because of the rebels.