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.
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- Canada blasts Syria’s blocking of Red Cross aid (cbc.ca)
- Fresh assault on Homs as Red Cross seeks access (goerie.com)