BEIRUT — A Syrian Red Crescent official says around 300 more people were evacuated Monday from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods of Syria's third-largest city, Homs.
Khaled Erksoussi, the Red Crescent's head of operations, says the group was notified that a cease-fire in Homs that ended Sunday has been extended "far a few days."
The day's evacuations brought to around 1,000 the number of people brought out of Homs since Friday, when the truce began. The Red Crescent has also delivered some food aid into the districts, despite shelling, though none was taken in on Monday, Erksoussi said.
Government forces have been besieging the rebel-held districts in the city for months, cutting off supplies. The truce to let in aid and let out women, children and elderly was brokered by the U.N.
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