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March 4, 2012 12:59 pm

Red Cross Trying to Reach Battered Syrian Towns as Violence Continues

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.

Hindustan Times – Syrian forces pounded the city of Rastan with shells on Sunday after routing rebel fighters from nearby Homs, monitors said, as the Red Cross awaited the go-ahead to evacuate wounded from the battered region.

The assault on mainly rebel-held Rastan came as China urged all parties in Syria to “unconditionally” end the violence and a monitoring group said 44 people had been killed in various parts on the country on Saturday.

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