Civilians stand along a street amid garbage and rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged area of Homs January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Thaer Al Khalidiya
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Syrian activists on Tuesday urged opposition figures holding peace talks with regime officials to push for the lifting of a 600-day army siege on rebels districts in Homs.Activists say that food and medical supplies have all but completely run out for the more than 3,000 people who have been under siege in rebels areas of the Old City since June 2012 .According to Syrian state news agency SANA, Homs governor Talal al-Barazi gave the assurance that measures were in place for the evacuation to begin.The ICRC has been denied access to Homs' besieged districts since November 2012 .
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