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Syria Crisis: Red Cross To Visit Prison In Aleppo

By: John Heilprin GENEVA, Switzerland – Fighting in parts of Syria has morphed into local guerrilla wars, the Red Cross said Tuesday, where the number of prisoners remains unknown and 1.5 million people need help getting food, water, shelter, power … Continue reading

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Red Cross Chief to Press for Syria Aid Access at Talks in Moscow

By: Henry Meyer The International Committee of the Red Cross will ask Russia today to help persuade Syria to provide humanitarian access as fighting escalates in the Middle Eastern country. ICRC President Jakob Kellenberger will meet Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov … Continue reading

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U.N. draws up Syria aid plan to feed 1.5 mln

The United Nations is readying food stocks for 1.5 million people in Syria as part of a 90-day emergency contingency plan to help civilians deprived of basic supplies after nearly a year of conflict. “More needs to be done,” John … Continue reading

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Syrians bombard rebels, Obama says Assad will fall

Syrian tanks bombarded opposition areas in Homs overnight and the Red Cross tried for a sixth day to gain access to Baba Amr, a fallen rebel stronghold where activists have reported bloody reprisals by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. President Barack … Continue reading

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Syrians have right to defend themselves, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says

Saudi Arabia said that Syrians have a right to take up arms to defend themselves against the regime and accused the Damascus government of “imposing itself by force” on Sunday, as concerns mounted over a humanitarian crisis there. In a … Continue reading

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ICRC distributing food, blankets in area near Baba Amro

GENEVA, Switzerland – Teams of the Red Cross and Syrian Arab Red Crescent on Monday reached two neighborhoods of Homs where they were distributing food and blankets to civilians, including families who had fled the battered district of Baba Amro, … Continue reading

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Syrian troops pursue crackdown in Deraa, Homs

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Jordan – Syrian forces flooded the city of Deraa on Monday after overnight clashes there and pursued “clean-up” operations in Homs, where the Red Cross was still struggling to gain access to a former rebel bastion. … Continue reading

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Red Cross hopes to enter Baba Amro as Syria boils

By: Oliver Holmes and Mohammed Abbas The Red Cross delivered aid to areas around the battered Baba Amro district of the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday, but was blocked from entering the former rebel stronghold itself, three days after … Continue reading

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Red Cross makes new bid to aid Syria’s Baba Amr

DAMASCUS, Syria – UN leader Ban Ki-moon demanded unconditional humanitarian access to Syrian cities, saying there were “grisly” reports of summary executions and torture in Homs, Syria’s third largest city. Ban spoke after a seven-truck convoy organised by the International … Continue reading

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Syria keeps up ‘suffocating siege’ on Homs, opposition says

Syria endured more bloodshed and misery Saturday as regime shelling persisted in Homs and a car bomb exploded in Daraa, where the anti-government uprising was born last year. Also Saturday, the bodies of two journalists slain last week in Syrian … Continue reading

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