UN demands evacuation of Syrian civilians in Homs
AP, Sunday 17 Jun 2012
Major-General Robert Mood, head of UN observers' mission in Syria, calls on warring parties to allow evacuation of civilians from Homs and other combat zones

The head of the UN observers' mission in Syria has demanded that 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.