Friday, March 2, 2012

Syria: Aid Blocked Amid 'Revenge Killings'


The Syrian government has blocked the Red Cross from entering the stricken Homs neighbourhood of Baba Amr amid reports of revenge killings by government forces.


A convoy of seven trucks loaded with emergency medical aid, blankets and food has been attempting to reach the area since early on Friday.

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it was "unacceptable" that the relief operation had been halted by the Syrian authorities which had originally pledged to allow access.

Local activists claim government troops have been going from house to house inside Baba Amr arresting young men. Read More