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Red Cross denied access in Syria

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SYRIAN CONFLICT. For weeks, Syrian tanks have bombarded opposition areas in Homs and the Red Cross has tried for about a week to gain access to Baba Amr, a fallen rebel stronghold where activists have reported bloody reprisals by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, Reuters’ AlertNet reports.

Meanwhile, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Morocco have met behind closed doors to discuss a U.S.-drafted resolution urging an end to the Syrian government’s crackdown on demonstrators, AlertNet writes in a newsletter.

More on the conflict in Syria.

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