GENEVA Feb 15 Syria's government and opposition
still do not honour basic tenets of international humanitarian
law despite the evacuation of besieged Syrians from the Old City
of Homs, the head of the International Committee of the Red
Cross said on Saturday.
ICRC President Peter Maurer cited the conditions under which
the evacuation took place in voicing his concern.
Negotiations by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the ICRC
over the past year had not led to "meaningful access or a firm
commitment to respect the basic principles of international
humanitarian law. This pattern has again played out in Homs over
the last week," Maurer said in a statement.
(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Mark Heinrich)