The Red Cross Saturday began evacuating the hundreds of wounded people from the embattled Syrian town of Qusayr where they were trapped for weeks without medical aid by the fighting between a joint Hizballah-Syrian force and rebels. Wednesday the rebels were defeated.

About 12 vehicles of the International Committee of the Red Cross moved around 30 wounded victims from Qusair through the Syrian border town of Qara to hospitals in the Lebanese Beqaa town of Arsal, The Daily Star learned.