ICRC and Red Crescent suspend Homs evacuation

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent has said that it is not able to evacuate civilians from the Syrian city of Homs because of the "unclear" security situation. Shots were heard in the area this morning.

Both teams have withdrawn to Damascus, but intend to re-enter Homs at some point in the future.

Homs has seen some of the worst violence of the conflict in Syria and has been the site of intense fighting for the last ten days.