February 20th, 2012
11:37 AM ET

Red Cross: Syrian cease-fire needed to deliver aid

The International Committee of the Red Cross is trying to negotiate a cease-fire between Syrian authorities and the opposition so the humanitarian agency can deliver food and medical supplies to the besieged city of Homs and other locations, a spokesman said.

Negotiations are "happening now," Bijan Farnoudi, a spokesman for the ICRC in Geneva, Switzerland said Monday.

"We have been in Syria for a while now, based in Damascus, so we want to reach some of the hardest-hit areas," he said. "We have been to some places like Homs and so on from time to time, but it is very crucial to have a cessation of fire to provide humanitarian services."

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  1. Bill

    Gosh, isn't this war? They already take breaks during the war-day for prayers, so what's the big deal to send in some semi's full of stuff to keep 'em happy. They might have guessed that they'd run out of some stuff.....huh?
    They need to be left to their own devices and besides we can't have any "infidels" bringing in stuff to them, anyway.

    February 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Medium Tedium

      Doesn't anyone else find it ironic that they take breaks from slaughter to PRAY?

      February 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Taking breaks from slaughtering to pray? Thier probably at McDonalds feeding thier faces.

    February 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    NOT the real TORI is it?

    February 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    @TORI
    If CNN is ambiguous, we're ambiguous. Got facts? Post 'em!

    🙂

    February 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ TORI©:
    Bonsoir TORI! I met your parents. We miss you here.
    Touch any fork in Paris and tell the city I love it.

    February 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ chrissy:
    It could be the real TORI, after dinner and before sleeping...more JIF-tongued than usual, though: TORI is usually much more polite than I.

    February 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy ©

    Given the fact that the posts are no longer there, what do y'all think?
    TORI posts in blue.

    February 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. leeintulsa

    yes.. they are all seeing things..

    February 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |