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As a temporary ceasefire takes hold, residents of the besieged Syrian city seek refuge, food, clean water and safety.
Last updated: 10 Feb 2014 06:43
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Homs, Syria - The first civilians to be evacuated from the besieged city of Homs has left the town, seeking medical attention and food from rescue workers and health officials.

Around 55 residents of Syria's third-largest city - children under 12 years of age, and men over 60 accompanied by women - left their largely destroyed city on a convoy of buses, after a temporary ceasefire agreement was reached on Feburary 6. Younger men and bachelors are deemed more likely to be combatants in the battles that have raged here, and are not yet allowed to leave the city.

The ceasefire deal also allows for aid to be delivered to rebel-held neighbourhoods of the old city, on the condition that such humanitarian assistance not be controlled "by terrorists or armed groups".

"The coming step, which starts [on Saturday] is to evaluate the basic needs of those who are inside and who have not come out in the first batch," said Homs mayor Talal al-Barazi.

"Different types of rescue aid will be sent in there. And, [on Sunday], there will be an arrangement for a second batch of civilians to get out."

Syrian government officials deployed a group of female police officers at barricades separating the rebel-held old city from neighbourhoods controlled by troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

"We, members of the police women's corps, are in this place to search the women," said one officer. "And to deliver them to safe places, and to provide them with food and medical aid they need."


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The mayor of Homs, Talal al-Barazi, prepares to welcome the first batch of civilians evacuated from the old city of Homs.



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Yacoub El Hillo, a United Nations official overseeing the evacuation process, welcomes the evacuees.



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Distribution of food to the citizens that left the old city of Homs.


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Evacuees from Homs were all given a basic medical examination once they had left the old city.



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Many evacuees were in dire need of food and water.



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Syrian troops gathered around the area where buses dropped off Homs evacuees who had been living in the rebel-held old city neighbourhoods.



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Soldiers set up an ad-hoc checkpoint at what had been the front line of fighting between rebels and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.



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Syrian government troops carefully checked all people who were evacuated from the besieged city.




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The mayor of Homs, Talal al-Barazi, prepares to welcome the first batch of civilians evacuated from the old city of Homs.

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Yacoub El Hillo, a United Nations official overseeing the evacuation process, welcomes the evacuees.

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Evacuees from Homs were all given a basic medical examination once they had left the old city.

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Many evacuees were in dire need of food and water.

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Syrian troops gathered around the area where buses dropped off Homs evacuees who had been living in the rebel-held old city neighbourhoods.

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Soldiers set up an ad-hoc checkpoint at what had been the front line of fighting between rebels and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

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Syrian government troops carefully checked all people who were evacuated from the besieged city.

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The mayor of Homs Mr.Talal Barazi welcoming the first batch of citizens coming from the old city of Homs.

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The mayor of Homs Mr.Talal Barazi welcoming the first batch of citizens coming from the old city of Homs.

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Yacoub El Hillo, the United Nations official who was overseeing the evacuation process, welcoming the citizens.

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Yacoub El Hillo, the United Nations official who was overseeing the evacuation process, welcoming the citizens.

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Distribution of food to the citizens that left the old city of Homs.

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Distribution of food to the citizens that left the old city of Homs.

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A medical examination being performed on a citizen that was evacuated.

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A medical examination being performed on a citizen that was evacuated.

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Provision of food to an elderly from old city of Homs.

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Provision of food to an elderly from old city of Homs.

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Members of the Syrian army at the location by which the people will be evacuated.

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Members of the Syrian army at the location by which the people will be evacuated.

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Army checkpoint at the frontline of the old city of Homs.

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Army checkpoint at the frontline of the old city of Homs.

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Army checkpoint at the frontline of the old city of Homs.

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Army checkpoint at the frontline of the old city of Homs.



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