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Syria crisis: UN's cautious welcome for Homs relief deal

The UN has cautiously welcomed a deal from the Syrian government to allow what it terms "innocent civilians" to leave besieged areas of the city of Homs.

Women, children, the elderly and the wounded would be allowed to leave, according to an agreement between the city's governor and the UN, the foreign ministry said.

But the country's rebel opposition has yet to respond to the offer.

Alpa Patel reports.

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