Day 1,149: Residents return to evacuated section of Homs

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Syrians return to the Christian Hamidiyeh neighbourhood of the old town of Syria's central city of Homs.

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Today is Day 1,149 of the Syria conflict.

Yesterday a batch of photos came through showing the devastation in the Old City of Homs, which rebel fighters began evacuating Wednesday in a negotiated surrender to government forces.

Today come photos of residents of the Old City returning to the area, which had suffered heavy bombardment from government forces during the lengthy siege. Two regime soldiers were killed today during the de-mining process.


Syrians return to the Christian Hamidiyeh neighbourhood of the old town of Syria's central city of Homs. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

 


Syrians return to the Christian Hamidiyeh neighbourhood of the old town of Syria's central city of Homs. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

 


Reisdents of Homs brother and sister Ayman and Zeina who refused to leave their home when 1,400 civilians were evacuated from the war torn city in February 2014, emerge from their home in the Christian neighbourhood of Hamidiyeh. (Rim Haddad/AFP/Getty Images)

 


A picture taken on May 9, 2014 shows the damage inside Um Al-Zinar church in the Hamidiyeh neighbourhood of the old town of Homs. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

 


Members of Syrian government forces stand in a street on May 9, 2014 in the Christian neighborhood of Hamidiyeh. (Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images)