Cease-Fire Negotiations Underway in Syria
GENEVA (AP) - As Syria's military sends tanks and other reinforcement toward the city of Homs, the International Committee of the Red Cross is trying to work out a cease-fire.
The goal is to let emergency aid reach people in the areas most affected by the fighting.
ICRC spokeswoman Carla Haddad says the group is "discussing several possibilities with all those concerned and it includes a cessation of fighting in the most affected areas."
Activists say the military appears to be getting ready for an offensive to take rebel-held neighborhoods in Homs.
More than 5,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the 11-month uprising against Syria's President Bashar Assad.
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