clip from article: Syrian authorities agreed on Thursday that the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) could enter the shattered Baba Amro district of Homs on Friday, an ICRC spokesman said as the Syrian opposition urged world powers to intervene to stop a “potential massacre” in the besieged neighborhood.
“The Syrian Red Crescent and ICRC have received a green light from the authorities to go to Baba Amro tomorrow, Friday, in order to bring in much needed assistance including food and medical aid and to carry out evacuation operations,” ICRC spokesman Hisham Hassan told Reuters in Geneva.
“The ICRC and the SARC will go on Friday to Baba Amr to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the wounded,” ICRC spokesman in Damascus spokesman Saleh Dabbakeh told AFP.
Syrian authorities also gave the ICRC “positive indications” on Thursday regarding the agency’s Feb. 21 request for a daily two-hour ceasefire to deliver life-saving relief supplies to civilians, he said. [read more at link]