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Ceasefire shattered: UN aid convoy attacked in Syria

Ceasefire shattered: UN aid convoy attacked in Syria
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A UN convoy found itself under fire as it attempted to deliver aid to the besieged city of Homs in Syria.

Nine vehicles were blocked for several hours. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent said mortar fire landed near one of their trucks wounding one of their drivers and other reports indicate four paramedics were also injured.

Despite the holdup, the Red Cross managed to deliver aid to 3,000 residents in the rebel-held Old City which has been under siege for the last 18 months.

The incident came on day two of the three day UN-brokered ceasefire with both opposition and government forces pointing the finger of blame for the attack.

Many residents continue to flee the conflict zone, on Friday over 80 people were evacuated, many malnourished. They told journalists that many remain who want to leave.

The Syrian government had announced it would attend a second round of peace talks due in Geneva on Monday.