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Syria rebels leave Homs bastion

1 March 2012 Last updated at 20:44 GMT

The Syrian rebel force fighting government troops in the besieged city of Homs says most of its fighters have left the Baba Amr district in a "tactical" withdrawal.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) said it was pulling out of Baba Amr, which has been heavily shelled for nearly a month.

Syrian government forces say they now have full control of the district.

Jeremy Bowen reports.