U.N. restarts aid mission in Syrian city of Homs

Feb 12, 2014, 5:26 AM EST
An opposition fighter guards a position in the Jubaila neighbourhood of Syria's northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on September 30, 2013 as the violence in the war torn country continued, with regime forces launching air raids in the provinces of Homs and Aleppo, and a car bomb exploding in Damascus province.
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The U.N. has restarted its aid mission in the besieged rebel-held Old City of Homs after hours of talks aimed at saving a truce between warring parties. U.N. vehicles towed trailers of food into the city, and aid agencies prepared buses to transport fleeing civilians. The current ceasefire deal is due to end late on Wednesday, but the regime has said it will allow an extension. Hundreds were evacuated from the Old City after a truce was agreed last Friday, but more than 1,000 remain.

Background:

Homs evacuations resume as Syria peace talks falter [AFP]

Syria conflict: U.N. restarts aid mission in Homs [BBC]

Nurturing the impulse to save Syria's millions [Christian Science Monitor]

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