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article imageSyrian regime is in full control of Homs

By Paul Iddon     May 9, 2014 in Politics
Soldiers of the Syrian Army have taken full control of Homs after rebels withdrew under the terms of a mutually agreed ceasefire.
Al Jazeera reports that the Syrian Army entered the last of the formerly rebel-controlled areas of the Old City of Homs.
According to the regional governor there, Talal Barazi, engineering units of that army are searching for any leftover mines and/or explosive devices following the withdrawal of some 1,700 opposition fighters from the city into the surrounding countryside of which the opposition still controls large swaths.
AFP informs us that the last batch of rebels was readying to leave Homs following a day delay. That delay was a result of the blocking by their comrades in northern Syria of an aid convoy to two towns held by the regime under attack by rebels in the province of Aleppo.
The safe passage of that convoy to those besieged towns had been part of the agreement.
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