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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-11 03:24 AM
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Syria unrest: Arab League observers set to arrive
Source: BBC

Monitors from the Arab League are due to arrive in Syria under an initiative aimed at ending the violent crackdown on anti-government protests.

The UN says some 5,000 people have been killed in Syria since protests began in March but right groups say the figure is much higher.

Damascus blames the unrest on "armed gangs" seeking to destabilise Syria. <snip>

On Thursday, the US issued fresh travel advice for Americans, urging "US citizens currently in Syria to depart immediately".


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16296255
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Alamuti Lotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-11 08:47 PM
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1. the head of the monitoring team is a protege of the Sudanese dictator
I didn't think that the Saudi Arab League could be any more hypocritical on the subject, but there it is..
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