Most residents of the district Baba Amr in the Syrian city of Homs have fled. The Red Cross says that the damaged area almost completely empty. How the remaining inhabitants are added, is not yet known.
The aid workers were this afternoon after almost a week of waiting in the district. According to the Red Cross, the employees of the Red Crescent, the Arab sister organization of the Red Cross, authorized by the Syrian army. They stayed three quarters of the district.
The UN Humanitarian Affairs chief, Amos, went along with the counselors. In Damascus, she had a conversation earlier with Syrian Foreign Minister. Amos reiterated the demand of the UN that the regime of President Assad to help heavily besieged cities must allow. It is not known whether Amos and afternoon workers were carrying medicine and food for Baba Amr.
The aid agencies were already waiting since Friday for permission to enter Baba Amr.Despite earlier promises of the Syrian regime, they were again stopped. According to the army there were still mines in the devastated area and needed to be cleared first.
Insurgents reported that the army in the district of revenge carried out. Thus, citizens are summarily executed.
The district in Homs was a stronghold of opposition to Assad. The rebels of the Free Syrian Army withdrew back Thursday after the government had announced a major offensive.
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