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Syrian authorities blocking access to needy in Homs: Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian authorities are blocking access to the old city of Homs, where trapped civilians are in dire need of food and medical supplies, the Red Cross said on Wednesday.Full story

Pro-Assad militia kills Syrian reconciliation team in Homs

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Gunmen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shot dead at least six mediators sent to try to reconcile warring sectarian groups in the province of Homs, where people on opposing sides in Syria's war had until now been able to coexist, residents said on Tuesday. Full story

Red Cross calls for 'humanitarian pause' in Syria's Homs

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Red Cross appealed on Friday for a halt in the fierce fighting between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs, to bring in life-saving supplies to trapped residents. Full story

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U.N.'s Ban fears for 2,500 civilians trapped in Syria's Homs

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Syrian army, backed by jets, launches assault on Homs

Syrian army launches offensive in Homs city

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