Arab League Considers Revival Of Syrian Mission


Salon Staff
February 12, 2012 2:27PM (UTC)

CAIRO (AP) — Arab League officials say the 22-member group is considering reviving its suspended observer mission in Syria, expanding it to include monitors from non-Arab, Muslim nations and maybe involvement by the United Nations.

The officials say the proposal will be discussed in a meeting in Cairo on Sunday by a "Syria Group" made up of seven member states led by Qatar. The group will make recommendations to an Arab League foreign ministers' meeting in the Egyptian capital later on Sunday.

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The observers mission was suspended after a surge in violence in Syria, where President Bashar Assad's regime has launched a harsh crackdown on an uprising that began 11 months ago.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the proposals had not yet been adopted.


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