Syria says 500 civilians evacuated from central Homs

by Reuters
Sunday, 9 February 2014 15:42 GMT

BEIRUT, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Aid teams evacuated more than 500 civilians from the besieged rebel centre of Homs on Sunday and delivered humanitarian aid to people who remain in the Syrian city, a local official said.

Homs governor Talal al-Barazi, speaking to Al Mayadeen television outside the city, said the operation to bring people out of Homs was continuing. (Reporting by Dominic Evans; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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