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Red Cross evacuates 7 from restive Syrian area

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BEIRUT (AP) -- A Red Cross spokesman says the group has evacuated seven people from a besieged neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs to a hospital elsewhere in the city.

Hicham Hassan said Friday the seven were taken from the neighborhood of Baba Amr in southeast Homs to the al-Amin hospital.

Hassan said he did not know whether those evacuated included foreign journalists.

At least two foreign reporters who sneaked into the city were wounded in a rocket attack earlier this week. They are French journalist Edith Bouvier and British photographer Paul Conroy.

French photographer William Daniels, who was not injured, was with them.

American correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the same attack.

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