Red Cross seeks daily ‘humanitarian pause’ in Syria fighting


Amid fear that Syria is headed toward civil war, the Red Cross proposes that both sides respect two-hour cease-fires to deliver aid and evacuate the wounded and sick.

Opposition activists reported scores of people killed Tuesday across Syria, including many in a new round of government shelling of the besieged city of Homs, as the International Committee of the Red Cross called for a “humanitarian pause” in order to aid Syria’s expanding ranks of victims.

from By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times

via http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-syria-homs-20120222,0,7519409.story?track=rss

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