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        4/5/2012, Nisan 13, 5772

      Red Cross Signs Agreement to Operate in Syria

      President Jakob Kellenberger of the International Committee of the Red Cross announced, Thursday, that the Syrian government has given the organization permission to expand its humanitarian aid to Syrian civilians. Under an agreement signed with sources in Damascus, the Red Cross will be allowed to visit prisoners held by the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad since September. The organization will also be permitted to demand temporary cease-fires in combat areas to allow the evacuation of wounded and the delivery of aid.

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