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Arab League calls for Syria cease-fire

2012-01-02 22:28

Cairo - The Arab League chief says Syrian forces continue to shoot protesters despite the presence of monitors from the organisation and calls for a complete cease-fire.

Nabil Elaraby, addressing a news conference on Monday, also called on the opposition and ordinary Syrians to aid the observers by sending them names of relatives or friends they think are detained.

At least 150 people have been killed since the observers began their mission last Tuesday to verify the compliance of President Bashar Assad's regime with an Arab League peace plan aimed at ending the regime's 9-month-old crackdown on anti-government protesters. Assad agreed to the plan on December 19.

Comments
  • BA - 2012-01-03 11:48

    Syria is an apartheid state.

      Michael - 2012-01-03 13:16

      Nothing like it actually BA, no similarities at all except that a big part of Syria resembles our Karoo. Actually, Syria is an example of how people can actually live in harmony, from different religions and ethnicity. Much effort is being made at the moment to try to characterize the political trouble as ethnic strife. The reality is that you will find people from different cultures and religions on both sides of the trouble and at all levels of leadership.

      BA - 2012-01-03 13:35

      Syria is an axample of how people can actually live in harmony? You should start selling some of that stuff you are smoking because it must be really powerful!

      Michael - 2012-01-04 09:09

      BA you are a dumb chop! Cant you read that I have stated there is trouble but it is not ethnic (as apartheid) or religious based, but political. Get a damn brain cell! Its idiots like you that actually make it a waste of time debating anything on this site.

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