Syria: Red Cross Hopes to Gain Access in War-torn Zone

Syria: Red Cross Hopes to Gain Access in War-torn Zone

Damascus : Syria | Mar 04, 2012 at 7:52 AM PST
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March 4, 2012-The Red Cross team is trying to enter Baba Amr district, war-torn place in Syrian city of Homs since Friday but a spokesman said it will somehow take few days before any humanitarian aid teams are allowed in.

The group was given permission by the Syrian government to enter the area on Friday but ground forces had blocked their entry, report says.

Spokesmen of Red Cross are still trying to negotiate with Syrian authorities, hoping to enter and deliver aid to ravaged area as soon as possible.

"We have the green light, we hope to enter, we hope today is the day," told Red Cross spokesman Saleh Dabbakeh in Damascus as said in a report from Reuters.

Nonetheless, comments are still not available.

The siege which is nearly a month-long now had left hundreds of people dead due to the daily shelling and a lot of civilians are being caught up as the conflict goes on . The U.N. Refugee Agency said in a report that there were more than 2,000 civilians who already fled to Lebanon.

Spokesman Shueib Shaaban from the Red Cross’ local branch in Homs, Syrian Arab Red Crescent, said that 15 members from the team had entered Abil, an area in the south side of Homs and assisted the people who fled there from Baba Amr.

A protest to oust authoritarian President Bashar Assad had caused the conflict. There were about 7,500 people were reportedly killed by Syrian security forces according to the U.N., since the conflict started on March last year to end Assad’s four-decade rule.

In December alone, around 2,000 police and soldiers were being killed by armed terrorists.

Meanwhile, China and Russia have had urged both Syrian government and rebels to start a peace talk but report says the opposition does not allow the idea of any foreign military interventions in Syria.

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Members of the Syrian Red Crescent carry a casket containing the body of French photographer Remi Ochlik at Al-Assad University Hospital in Damascus
Members of the Syrian Red Crescent carry a casket containing the body of French photographer Remi Ochlik at Al-Assad University Hospital in Damascus
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