In this photo taken on Monday Feb. 10, 2014, and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Arab Red Crescent members in red uniforms help an elderly man on to a bus to evacuate the battleground city of Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA)
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The Syrian government on Tuesday allowed over a hundred men of fighting age to leave rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Homs after they were questioned and cleared of rebel links, state media said.The governor of Homs, Talal Barrazi, was quoted by Syrian state TV as saying the 111 men, aged between 16 and 54, have left the city during the U.N.-brokered cease-fire on Monday.Since Friday, 1,151 civilians, mostly women, children and elderly have been evacuated from the city, Syria's third largest. Homs has been under government siege for more than a year. Before the humanitarian operation began, the U.N. agency estimated there were more than 1,000 children trapped in Homs.
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