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ICRC starts to evacuate wounded from Homs

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ICRC starts to evacuate wounded from Homs

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The Syrian Arab Red Crescent evacuated seven Syrian nationals from the Babr Amr neighbourhood of Homs on Friday.

A spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross told euronews that there was no specific information on the two wounded foreign journalists.

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé said he wanted Syria to allow his country’s ambassador to travel to Homs to organise their evacuation.

The two reporters, Britain’s Paul Conroy and France’s Edith Bouvier, appealed on Thursday to be allowed a safe passage to Lebanon.

Both require immediate medical treatment for leg wounds.

The Red Cross said talks with Syrian authorities and the opposition are still ongoing.
Homs has been under siege and bombardment since February 4th with Baba Amr bearing the brunt of the onslaught.

More than 7,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began nearly a year ago, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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