A civilian in a wheel chair is aided by an armed man ahead of being evacuated by United Nations (UN) staff, from the besieged district of the central Syrian city of Homs
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Syrians flee to UN vehicles after mortar fire in Homs

More than 600 civilians have been evacuated from the rebel-held Old Quarter of the central Syrian city of Homs, state media report.

This was despite mortar fire and shooting which activists say killed several people and wounded others.

Paul Wood reports.

  • 10 Feb 2014
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