Red Cross Barred From Entering Syria

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The Red Cross has been blocked from sending aid to those recovering from government bombings in Syria today, the BBC reports.

The Red Cross said that their convoy, carrying 15 tons of food, medicine and blankets, was given permission to enter the rebel stronghold of Baba Amr. However, they were stopped in Homs with no explanation from the government

Baba Amr and Homs have been site to government-sanctioned bombing since the anti-government protest started last April. Though the government claims it is targeting gangs, civilians have been suffering the most in the systematic bombing.

The Associated Press quoted Paul Conroy, one of the few journalists successfully smuggled in and out of the country.

"It's not a war. It's a massacre -- indiscriminate massacre of men, women and children," he said. "It's snowing there now and these people can't make fires."

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