#Syria: Red Cross handing out aid in Homs province


Death tolls rise amid continuing attacks by government forces.

By Associated Press, Updated: Sunday, March 4, 1:31 PM

BEIRUT — Red Cross teams began handing out food and blankets in central Homs province on Sunday after days of delays, helping families who fled the besieged neighborhood of Baba Amr and took shelter in nearby villages.

Government forces have blocked humanitarian access to Baba Amr since Friday, the day after troops seized it from rebels, and it remained blocked on Sunday. Opposition fighters had been in control of the neighborhood for several months, and a regime offensive on Homs that began in early February aimed to retake rebel-held neighborhoods inside the city.

via Red Cross handing out aid in Syrian city of Homs; still trying to enter besieged neighborhood – The Washington Post.

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