Syria’s Homs: Evacuee tells of life under siege

By DIAA HADID Associated Press Published Feb 13, 2014 at 10:27AM
In this taken on Sunday Feb. 9, 2014 file photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian Arab Red Crescent member in red uniform helps a man, as Syrian security forces, right, look at him as he walks to a bus to evacuate the battleground city of Homs, Syria. Weeping children begged for food in the streets and women picked grass growing in the cracks of the sidewalks to eat as hunger gripped residents of rebel-held neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Homs blockaded for nearly two years by the Syrian military, according to a rare first-hand account by a man evacuated during a truce this week. (AP Photo/SANA, File)
In this photo taken on Monday Feb. 10, 2014, and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian Arab Red Crescent member in red uniform carries a baby on to a bus to evacuate the battleground city of Homs, Syria. The Syrian government has allowed 111 men of fighting age to leave rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Homs after they were questioned and cleared of rebel links. (AP Photo/SANA)
In this photo taken on Monday Feb. 10, 2014, and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian Arab Red Crescent member carries a baby on to a bus to evacuate the battleground city of Homs, Syria. The Syrian government has allowed 111 men of fighting age to leave rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Homs after they were questioned and cleared of rebel links. (AP Photo/SANA)
In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian men help survivors out of a destroyed building after a Syrian forces warplane's attack in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Syrian military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on rebel-held areas in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)