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Mar022012

Red Cross Convoy Denied Access to Baba Amr District of Homs

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A Red Cross convoy that planned to deliver aid and perform evacuations was denied access by Syrian authorities to the bombed-out enclave of Baba Amr in Homs on Friday.

“Despite yesterday's green light for ICRC & Red Crescent to enter Baba Amr, we've not been granted access to evacuate and provide assistance,” the Red Cross said Friday.

Only a few thousand of Baba Amr’s 100,000 residents remain behind, BBC News reported.

Dozens were reported killed in Homs on Friday alone. The United Nations estimates 7,500 people have died in nearly a year of anti-government protests and subsequent crack downs.

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