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Red Cross chief asks for access to Syria prisons

By AFP DAMASCUS: International Committee of the Red Cross chief Jakob Kellenberger on Tuesday requested access to Syria’s prisons, in a meeting with Interior Minister Mohammed Al-Shaar, official media reported. The meeting focused on how the ministry can facilitate the ICRC’s work in Syria “regarding the inspection of penal facilities and meeting inmates in them,” …

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Red Cross pushing to enter war-torn area in Syria

By Ben Hubbard / AP BEIRUT: The Red Cross is trying to gain access to a war-ravaged neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs but it could be days before aid teams are allowed in, a spokesman said Sunday. The group has been trying to enter the district of Baba Amr since Friday, the day after …

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Red Cross convoy arrives to shattered Syria rebel area

By Samia Nakhoul / Reuters BEIRUT: A Red Cross convoy carrying life-saving aid has reached the Syrian city of Homs and is about to enter the shattered district of Baba Amro, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told Reuters on Friday. “We are in Homs preparing to enter Baba Amro,” ICRC chief spokeswoman Carla …

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