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Red Cross pushing to enter war-torn area in Syria

 Cemetery workers prepare graves for a  three Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib, north Syria, Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
 A man sits next to the bodies of a three Free Syrian Army fighters allegedly killed by the Syrian Army during their funeral in Idlib, north Syria, Sa...
 Children attend the funeral of a three Free Syrian Army fighters in a park converted to a cemetery in Idlib, north of Syria, Saturday, March 3, 2012....
 A man walks in downtown Idlib, north Syria, Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

APTOPIX Mideast Syria

Cemetery workers prepare graves for a three Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib, north Syria, Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

APTOPIX Mideast Syria

A man sits next to the bodies of a three Free Syrian Army fighters allegedly killed by the Syrian Army during their funeral in Idlib, north Syria, Sa...

Mideast Syria

Children attend the funeral of a three Free Syrian Army fighters in a park converted to a cemetery in Idlib, north of Syria, Saturday, March 3, 2012....

Mideast Syria

A man walks in downtown Idlib, north Syria, Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Officials with the Red Cross say they are trying to get into a particularly hard hit area of the Syrian city of Homs but it could be days before they are allowed in.
Shueib Shaaban from the Syrian branch of the Red Cross said Sunday that the group had agreed with the governor of Homs to enter the Baba Amr neighborhood on Tuesday.
Another official with the Red Cross, Saleh Dabbakeh, said the group hoped to enter Sunday.
Syrian troops seized Baba Amr from rebels Thursday after a siege that activists say killed hundreds.
The Red Cross sent aid to Homs Friday after receiving permission from Syrian authorities, but the army then barred their entry to Baba Amr, citing security concerns.
Syrian authorities were not immediately available for comment.


Updated : 2021-02-26 08:29 GMT+08:00