More than 60 Christians have reportedly been evacuated from the besieged city of Homs in western Syria. Homs is one of the cities in Syria that has seen some of the most brutal violence during the conflict.
A priest in Syria has said that the evacuation was possible after a deal was struck between the Syrian Army and the opposition.
The Christians were reportedly trapped in the neighborhoods of Bistan al-Diwan and al-Hamidiyah where over 100 Christians are thought to have been. Mediation is ongoing to allow the safe passage of those remaining.
Associated Press reported that 'Christians, who make up about 10% of Syria's population of 22 million say they are particularly vulnerable to the violence'.
[Image shows one of the areas in Homs most badly damaged by shelling.]