Russia says three-day Homs ceasefire agreed

A three-day ceasefire was agreed as part of what it called a "landmark" deal to allow for the evacuation of civilians from Homs.

Russia says three-day Homs ceasefire agreed

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russia said on Friday that a three-day ceasefire has been agreed as part of what it called a "landmark" deal to allow for the evacuation of civilians from Homs and supplies of humanitarian aid for those who choose to remain.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the Russian embassy in Damascus "played a energetic role" in what it said was an agreement reached in negotiations between the local governor and a regional U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Syria. 

Syrian state TV says evacuation of civilian in Homs has begun

Syrian state television said that the evacuation of civilians from a besieged area of the city of Homs had begun under a humanitarian deal agreed this week.

"Moments ago the evacuation of civilian children, women and elderly began," a bulletin on state television said.

The report could not immediately be confirmed independently. Live footage from Homs showed buses ready to move evacuees but there was no immediate sign the transfer was taking place. 

 

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