Syrian rebels ‘in tactical pull out of Baba Amr’

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:39 EDT
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Syrian rebels “tactically” pulled out of the Homs neighbourhood of Baba Amr Thursday after nearly two days of an all-out assault by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, the head of the Free Syrian Army said.

Rebels “have pulled out tactically in order to protect the remaining civilians,” Colonel Riyadh al-Asaad told AFP, after the district was subjected to 27 days of bombardment.

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