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.

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