UN demands evacuation of Homs

2012-06-17 22:22

Beirut - The head of the UN observers' mission in Syria has demanded warring parties allow the evacuation of endangered women, children, elderly and sick from the besieged city of Homs and other combat zones.

Major General Robert Mood said that neither Syrian troops nor rebels were willing to hold their fire to allow them to leave, particularly from Homs. He said UN efforts to evacuate civilians from Homs had so far failed.