Injured children cry after, according to activists, two barrel bombs were thrown by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Hellok neighbourhood of Aleppo May 1, 2014. (REUTERS/Jalal Al-Mamo)
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Syria's government and rebels agreed to a cease-fire Friday in the city of Homs aimed at allowing hundreds of fighters holed up in its old quarters to evacuate, a move that would surrender almost total control of the city once known as the "capital of the revolution" to President Bashar Assad's forces.Some rebels and activists in Homs have been negotiating over a truce for at least two months, but the bulk of the rebels refused to agree until the final, violent push of fighting, activists said.It wasn't immediately clear how the rebels would leave Homs – or if all rebel districts in the city had agreed to the deal. They will be taken to rebel-held provincial towns north of Homs. He estimated at least 1,000 rebels and activists had to be evacuated.
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