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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. Read more »
Syrian activists accused regime forces of carrying out execution-style killings and burning homes Friday as part of a scorched-earth campaign in a restive neighborhood in the city of Homs, while the Red Cross headed to the area following a bloody, monthlong siege to dislodge rebel forces.
Syria has faced mounting international criticism over its bloody crackdown on the uprising, which started with peaceful protests but has become increasingly militarized. The U.N. has estimated that more than 7,500 people have been killed since the uprising began nearly a year ago. Activists put the death toll at over 8,000. Read more »