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Red Cross: 'Grave needs' in Homs, Syria

The Red Cross says it is resuming its attempts to rescue more Syrians trapped by shelling in the city of Homs.

On Friday it evacuated several people for the first time since the army began bombarding areas of Homs last month.

Speaking to the BBC, ICRC spokesman Sean Maguire said: "There are still grave needs in Baba Amr and Homs generally."

Meanwhile, international pressure is mounting on President Bashar al-Assad to end his government's 11-month crackdown on opponents.

(Amateur video purportedly shows recent shelling in Homs)

  • 25 Feb 2012
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