Red Crescent says 300 evacuated from Syria's Old Homs

BEIRUT Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:57am EST

Civilians carry their belongings as they walk towards a meeting point to be evacuated from a besieged area of Homs February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

Civilians carry their belongings as they walk towards a meeting point to be evacuated from a besieged area of Homs February 7, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Yazan Homsy

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Three hundred people were evacuated on Monday from the Old City of Homs, the Syrian Red Crescent said, as humanitarian operations in the besieged rebel-held area continued into a fourth day.

Monday's evacuation means that around 1,000 people have now left the Old City, where rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have been surrounded for more than a year by his forces.

(Reporting by Dominic Evans; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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