Saturday, March 3, 2012

Syria blames 'booby traps' for Red Cross Baba Amr delay

The Red Cross says it has been told by Syrian authorities it cannot enter the devastated Baba Amr district in the city of Homs until mines and booby traps are cleared.

Its aid convoy arrived on Friday but has since been denied access.

There have been reports of revenge killings and summary executions by Syrian forces since rebel fighters pulled out of Baba Amr on Thursday.

The UN secretary-general said Syria had committed clear and widespread crimes.

'Street by street'
The seven-lorry Red Cross aid convoy spent the night in Homs after being blocked from entering Baba Amr, despite having been given earlier permission from the government. Read More