Men with amputated legs wait to be evacuated from a besieged area of Homs February 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Yazan Homsy)
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Syrian activists holed up in besieged districts of Homs say they fear being arrested if they leave after hundreds of men were detained by authorities as they exited the city.A deal between rebels and the regime allowing the evacuation made no mention of whether military-age men could leave, and more than 300 male evacuees aged 15 to 55 were detained by authorities while exiting Homs.An estimated 3,000 people have been trapped in rebel-held districts under army siege in Homs's Old City for more than 18 months.The authorities have systematically blamed all violence in Syria on "terrorists," a term it uses to brand both rebels and peaceful opponents.
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