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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | MYT 12:05 AM

Red Crescent says 300 evacuated from Syria's Old Homs

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Three hundred people were evacuated on Monday from the Old City of Homs, the Syrian Red Crescent said, as humanitarian operations in the besieged rebel-held area continued into a fourth day.

Monday's evacuation means that around 1,000 people have now left the Old City, where rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have been surrounded for more than a year by his forces.

(Reporting by Dominic Evans; Editing by Hugh Lawson)


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