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The Syrian government has agreed to let aid workers into the country, the UN says, even as the government of Bashar al-Assad expels foreign diplomats.
It would be the first time humanitarian workers - aside from the International Committee of the Red Cross - have been granted permission to enter Syria.
The workers will initially be based in just four cities hard hit by the fighting: Homs, Deraa, Idlib, and Deir Azzor.
UN teams already have been sent to scout those areas, said John Ging
SAS SET UP SAFE CAMPS IN SYRIA
BRITISH defence chiefs have drawn up secret plans to set up safe havens for Syrians fleeing President Assad’s killers.
Special Forces will help protect the refugees in Syria along the borders.
SAS troops and MI6 agents are in the country ready to help rebels if civil war breaks out as expected this weekend.
And if civil war breaks out the crack troops are on hand to help with fighting, said the insider.
“Safe havens would be an invasion of Syria but a chance to save lives,” said a senior Whitehall source
Britain is reportedly planning to set up refugee camps inside Syria under the pretext of saving civilian lives but in reality to help armed rebels fighting against the government.
Originally posted by redneck13
I don’t think Syria will be crushing anything anytime soon
You guys need to get quicker at starting threads
Russia Open to Syria Transition in Shift Away From Assad
BusinessWeek - 9 minutes ago
By Flavia Krause-Jackson and Henry Meyer on June 05, 2012 As Syria slides toward civil war, Russia is signaling that it no longer views President Bashar al- Assad's position as tenable and is working with the US to seek an orderly transition.
As Syria slides toward civil war, Russia is signaling that it no longer views President Bashar al- Assad’s position as tenable and is working with the U.S. to seek an orderly transition.
A U.S. delegation headed by Fred Hof, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s special adviser on Syria, is scheduled to meet with Russian counterparts June 8 in Moscow. They will try to forge a common approach to moving Assad aside -- or even out of the country -- with a goal of replacing him with someone acceptable to both sides in the conflict, according to two U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue