3 March, 2012 — Voice of Russia
Officials of the International Red Cross have arrived in the Baba Amr area of the city of Homs, known to be the worst-damaged during the recent clashes between the Syrian government troops and armed opposition units.
Access to the area has been closed by the authorities for security considerations. The Red Cross humanitarian convoy suspended the evacuation of the wounded from the city on February 26th, when it failed to obtain security guarantees from the warring factions.
But on March 1st, the Syrian authorities, who had regained control over Homs, allowed the Red Cross to supply humanitarian aid to the city and evacuate the wounded. Antigovernment protests have been going on unabated in Syria for almost a year now.