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Humanitarian aid distributed near Homs

03-05-2012 08:00 BJT

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Red Cross and Red Crescent teams have begun distributing humanitarian aid near the Syrian city of Homs.

An International Committee of the Red Cross spokesman says assistance includes food, blankets and hygiene kits. Red Crescent volunteers are also providing first aid care.

The ICRC spokesman says they also hope to enter the shattered Baba Amro district on Sunday. He says the ICRC received the "green light" to enter Homs from Syrian authorities on Friday, but was delayed by what Syrian forces on the ground said were security concerns.

Demonstrators hold a banner that reads, "Demand international protection and humanitarian aid"
during a protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Al Qusour,
Homs March 2, 2012.

Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency says up to 2-thousand Syrians have fled to Lebanon to avoid violence.

In another development, Syrian media reports that a large amount of Western-made weapons have been found in the suburb of Damascus. The report says armed rebels are using weapons provided by some Western and Arab countries to attack government forces.

In this Friday, March 2, 2012 citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination
Committees in Syria and accessed on Saturday, March 3, 2012, anti-Syrian regime hold up a
banner during a demonstration, at Dael village in Daraa province, south Syria.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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