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Aid mission in Syria's Homs extended as talks resume

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A truce that has allowed the evacuation of hundreds of civilians from besieged districts of Syria's Homs was extended for three days as peace talks resumed in Switzerland on Monday. 

United Nations and Red Crescent vehicles loaded with suitcases escort Syrian civilians evacuated from Homs, on February 9, 2014

The extension of the tenuous truce in Homs came as around 450 civilians were given safe passage out of the war-ravaged city, according to Syria's Red Crescent, bringing the total number allowed out since Friday to some 1,200.

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