Civilians from besieged areas of Homs are seen in a shelter at an area under government control, in Homs February 15, 2014, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA. (REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters)
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The evacuation of civilians from Syria's Homs city has halted, with no new efforts to extend a truce and the governor saying Sunday "armed groups" prevented operations a day earlier.The United Nations and Syria's Red Crescent began operations to evacuate trapped civilians and deliver aid inside besieged parts of Homs on February 7 .The UN and Red Crescent were able to evacuate some 1,400 of the 3,000 people estimated to be trapped in Homs for more than 18 months by a government siege.Barazi said on Saturday that 390 male evacuees had left Homs, with 211 released so far.
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