Two Red Crescent workers, civilians killed in Syria
GENEVA, Genve - Agence France-Presse
Members of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, volunteers and military personnel organise boxes of aid as they gather supplies for Syrian refugees in the city of Arbil. AFP PhotoTwo Syrian Arab Red Crescent workers and an unknown number of civilians were killed by a mortar shell in the flashpoint central Syrian city of Homs, the IFRC said Wednesday.
Wassim Muselli and Yusef Al Kens, who both worked for the Homs branch of the Red Crescent, were killed on Tuesday in front of their offices, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a statement.
"A number of civilians among which children were also killed in this tragic incident," the Geneva-based IFRC added.
These deaths bring the number of Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers who have died since the start of the conflict in March 2011 to 22.