No Date Set For Rebel Pullout From Syria's Homs: Governor

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May 06, 2014 AT 4:45 AM
Syria's provincial governor said on Tuesday, the timing of an evacuation of rebels from the central Syrian city of Homs under a deal with government forces has not been set and could still take days to arrange. The withdrawal of the insurgents from Homs - a city once called "the capital of the revolution" - would amount to a major symbolic victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but has been delayed since a ceasefire was agreed on Friday. Rebels have held out in the Old City district and several other areas despite being undersupplied, outgunned and subjected to more than a year of siege by Assad's forces.