People sit around a fire along a street lined with debris in the besieged area of Homs January 27, 2014.REUTERS/Yazan Homsy
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The fate of a U.N. aid convoy for thousands of Syrians besieged in the city of Homs was in the balance on Tuesday as the government said it wanted assurances the supplies would not end up in the hands of "terrorists".The government said it first wanted to know who would receive the assistance.U.N. agencies said the aid convoy was still waiting to go in, but declined to give details on the reasons for the delay.The U.N. Children's Fund UNICEF has sent Syria's government a list of medical supplies it wants to send to civilians trapped in the Old City, just 10 km from its warehouse.Edgar Vasquez, a U.S. State Department spokesman, accused the Syrian government on Tuesday of poisoning the atmosphere of peace negotiations with the opposition by denying aid deliveries.He called for the government to approve the full list of proposed convoy movements requested by the United Nations to the Old City of Homs, Mouadamiyah, Douma, Yarmouk, Mleiha, and Barzeh.
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