Bid to rescue reporters in Syria

RED Cross workers have entered the besieged neighbourhood of Baba Amr in the city of Homs and are negotiating the evacuation of the wounded, including two western journalists.

The reporters were injured in a government attack which killed American correspondent Marie Colvin, who worked for the Sunday Times, and French photographer Remi Ochlik earlier this week.

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Hicham Hassan of the International Committee of the Red Cross said its workers and local Syrian volunteers entered Baba Amr yesterday afternoon and were “negotiating with both Syrian authorities and opposition in an attempt to evacuate all persons in need of assistance”.