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The Assad regime has not allowed the International Committee of the Red Cross to provide aid to Qusair residents.

“We have asked for access, but so far we are not there,” Red Cross spokeswoman Dibeh Fakhr said from Cairo. “There are security problems, which are our No. 1 challenge, so it might take time to get authorization.”

The coalition said the international community must intervene and ensure humanitarian access to “protect civilians and put a stop to the Assad regime’s systematic acts of retaliation.”

Meanwhile, an international peace conference on Syria, scheduled to be held in Geneva this month, has been postponed until July.

More than 80,000 Syrians have been killed and several million displaced since the start of the conflict in March 2011.