Syria peace talks hit more trouble as rebel city 'starves'




 
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Syria peace talks hit more trouble as rebel city 'starves'
 
January 27th, 2014  
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Syria peace talks hit more trouble as rebel city 'starves'
By Stephanie Nebehay and Mariam Karouny GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Monday demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian government said women and children could leave the besieged city and that rebels should hand over the names of the men who would remain, but a U.S. State Department spokesman said an evacuation was not an alternative to immediate aid. "We firmly believe that the Syrian regime must approve the convoys to deliver badly needed humanitarian assistance into the Old City of Homs now," said spokesman Edgar Vasquez. "The situation is desperate and the people are starving." He said the people of Homs must not be forced to leave their homes and split up their families before receiving food and other aid.

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