Syria says four Red Crescent aid workers wounded in Homs

by Reuters
Saturday, 8 February 2014 16:11 GMT

BEIRUT, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Syrian state television said on Saturday four members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were wounded by rebel fighters as the aid workers tried to deliver humanitarian supplies to a besieged, rebel-held district of Homs city.

It said the Red Crescent members came under fire from "armed terrorist groups", the label authorities give to rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

The humanitarian convoy had been delayed since Saturday morning by mortar fire in Homs, which the two warring sides blamed each other for, in violation of a three-day ceasefire for civilians to leave central Homs and aid supplies to get in.

(Reporting by Dominic Evans; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)