United Nations members arrive to the besieged neighbourhoods of Homs to supply humanitarian aid February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy
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Activists trapped in the besieged districts of Syria's Homs fear a planned evacuation of civilians may not go ahead Sunday, a day after shelling targeted an aid convoy and killed five residents.The planned evacuation is part of a UN-supervised deal to allow scores of civilians to leave a handful of Homs neighbourhoods that have been under a tight army siege for more than 600 days. The deal also includes the distribution of humanitarian aid for some 3,000 people trapped by the siege. Rights groups have regularly condemned the siege of Homs' rebel districts, where at least 1,200 women, children and elderly people are among some 3,000 surviving on little more than wild herbs and olives.
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