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  • Syrians walk past a Free Syrian Army fighter (left) in the old city of Idlib, Syria, on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Syria's Baba Amr is deserted, Red Cross says

    The U.N. humanitarian chief got the first look inside the shattered district of Baba Amr on Wednesday but found most people already had fled the rebellious neighborhood in Homs following a devastating military siege.


  • Children attend the funeral of three Free Syrian Army fighters on Saturday, March 3, 2012, in a park converted to a cemetery in Idlib, Syria. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Red Cross handing out aid in Syria's Homs

    Red Cross teams began handing out food and blankets in central Homs province on Sunday after days of delays, helping families who fled the besieged neighborhood of Baba Amr and took shelter in nearby villages.


  • Children hold anti government posters during a protest in a town in north Syria, Friday, March 2, 2012. Syria has faced mounting international criticism over its bloody crackdown on the uprising, which started with peaceful protests but has become increasingly militarized. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Red Cross blocked by Syria from ex-rebel enclave

    Syria blocked a Red Cross convoy Friday from delivering badly needed food, medical supplies and blankets to a rebellious neighborhood of Homs cut off by a monthlong siege, and activists accused regime troops who overran the shattered district of execution-style killings and a scorched-earth campaign.


  • A man walks March 1, 2012, next to a damaged building due to clashes between the Free Syrian Army and government forces on the outskirts of Idlib in north Syria. (Associated Press)

    Syrian rebels retreat from Homs' stronghold

    Syrian opposition fighters pulled out of a stronghold in the restive western city of Homs on Thursday, saying they did not have enough weapons to defend the civilians.


  • Free Syrian Army soldiers gather Feb. 28, 2012, outside a house destroyed in fighting against President Assad's forces in Sarmin, north Syria. (Associated Press)

    Syrian troops move to retake rebel-held district

    Syrian troops advanced Wednesday on a key rebel-held area in the central city of Homs, where three Western journalists are among 100,000 residents trapped by a government assault that has raged for weeks. The forces appeared to be starting a ground operation to retake the area that has become a symbol of the uprising to oust President Bashar Assad.


  • Flames rise from a house in the Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs province after Syrian government shelling. A photojournalist and a war correspondent were killed last week as Syrian forces intensely shelled Homs. (Associated Press)

    Trapped Spanish reporter escapes from Syria

    A Spanish journalist who was trapped in Homs escaped to Lebanon on Wednesday, as the government threatened a new offensive to "cleanse" a rebel-held neighborhood of the besieged Syrian city.


  • Residents stand by their house, which was destroyed in clashes between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar Assad's forces, in Sarmin, Syria, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Syria vows to 'cleanse' rebel-held parts of Homs

    Syrian troops advanced Wednesday on a key rebel-held neighborhood in Homs, and an official vowed it would be "cleansed," raising fears of a ground operation to retake all of the central city, which has become a symbol of the uprising to oust President Bashar Assad.


  • A Free Syrian Army fighter runs as Syrian government troops advance toward the town of Sarmin, in northern Syria, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Wounded British journalist escapes from Syria

    Syrian rebels spirited a British photographer who had been trapped in the opposition stronghold of Homs out of the country Tuesday after he was trapped for days under fierce government shelling that killed 13 of those trying to save him, an activist group said.


  • A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a position Feb. 27, 2012, as the Syrian Army advances towards the town of Sarmin, Syria. (Associated Press)

    Activist group: 138 dead across Syria

    A Syrian activist group reported Monday that 138 people have been killed across the country including in the embattled city of Homs where a team from the Syrian arm of the Red Cross brought aid to one of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.


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