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Report: Syria troops fire on Arab League monitors
Source: MSNBC

Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fired on a group of Arab League monitors in a Damascus suburb, according to a report.

Al-Arabiya TV said Friday the observers, who are in the country to assess whether the regime is abiding by a promise to end 10 months of violence against pro-democracy protesters, were touring the streets in the Arbeen district of the capital.

They reportedly withdrew after the attack. There was no immediate word on casualties.

Meanwhile, Qatar's prime minister said the monitors' mission in Syria had made "some mistakes" and that he was turning to the United Nations for help.

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