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65 civilians evacuated from opposition-controlled Homs’ old town

February 09, 2014, 18:53 UTC+3 BEIRUT
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BEIRUT, February 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Sixty-five people were evacuated on Sunday from the opposition-controlled old town quarters in Homs, Homs Governor Talal al-Barrazi said.

According to al-Barrazi, women with children and the elder are receiving medical assistance and later they would be taken to refugee camps.

A total of 190 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes, including foodstuffs and medicines, were delivered to the old town quarters. Only a convoy of trucks under United Nations flags managed to reach the town, while trucks of the Syrian Red Crescent were not let in by the armed opposition.

According to the Al-Mayadeen television channel, gunfire was opened at trucks taking the civilians out of Homs. No one was hurt.

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