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The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States have said that the Syrian Government has agreed to allow women and children in the besieged Syrian city of Homs to leave “immediately”. This was announced after a second day of face-to-face talks in Geneva yesterday

The UN, along with the International Red Cross and civil society organizations, has also been discussing humanitarian access to Homs, with an aid convoy on standby.

“We are going to inform our people in Damascus, or we have already informed them about this, so hopefully, starting tomorrow, women and children will be able to leave the old city of Homs,” Lakhdar Brahimi told journalist at the Palais des Nations.

“I hope that the rest of civilians will be able to leave soon after that,” he added, noting that the Government has asked for a list of the men’s names first.

Homs City Syria

The city Governor was supposed to meet with his advisors and Damascus today to agree on access to the town which has been surrounded since last year by pro-Government forces.

Over 100,000 people have been killed and nearly 9 million others driven from their homes since the conflict erupted in March 2011 between the Government and various groups seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.

Civilians in Syria’s City –Homs to Leave Immediately
The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States have said that the Syrian Government has agreed to allow women and children in the besieged Syrian city of Homs to leave “immediately”. This was announced after a second day of face-to-face talks in Geneva yesterday
The UN, along with the International Red Cross and civil society organizations, has also been discussing humanitarian access to Homs, with an aid convoy on standby.
“We are going to inform our people in Damascus, or we have already informed them about this, so hopefully, starting tomorrow, women and children will be able to leave the old city of Homs,” Lakhdar Brahimi told journalist at the Palais des Nations.
“I hope that the rest of civilians will be able to leave soon after that,” he added, noting that the Government has asked for a list of the men’s names first.
The city Governor was supposed to meet with his advisors and Damascus today to agree on access to the town which has been surrounded since last year by pro-Government forces.
Over 100,000 people have been killed and nearly 9 million others driven from their homes since the conflict erupted in March 2011 between the Government and various groups seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.