Last updated: 9 February, 2014

Syria TV says 40 civilians evacuated from Homs despite fire

Aid teams on Sunday evacuated 40 civilians from besieged districts of Homs city, Syrian state television said, accusing rebels of firing on their convoys.

“Forty civilians, including two children, were evacuated from the Old City of Homs despite fire from armed terrorist groups,” it said, using the regime’s term for rebels.