Red Cross convoy stopped from delivering aid to Homs

Rick Moran
The opposition suspects that President Assad is trying to cover his tracks before allowing any international groups in to minister to the stricken city of Homs. Widespread reports of gruesome massacres and summary executions make that charge sound likely. BBC: The Red Cross has been refused permission to deliver aid to the Baba Amr district of the bombed-out Syrian city of Homs, despite earlier getting the go-ahead from the authorities. ICRC President Jakob Kellenberger said the hold-up was "unacceptable". The delay has given rise to opposition allegations that government forces were trying to get rid of evidence of summary killings. Baba Amr has suffered heavy bombardment by government forces in recent weeks. The rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) said on Thursday it was leaving the district in a "tactical withdrawal". On Friday the UN human rights office said it had received reports of a "particularly grisly set of summary executions" of 17 people in Homs. Two French journalists...(Read Full Post)

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