Syrian tank driving through the city of Homs
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Syria: 50 Arab monitors arrive as bloodshed continues

A group of 50 Arab League observers has flown into Syria on a mission to monitor an end to violence the UN says has left more than 5,000 people dead.

Ahead of their arrival, gunfire and shelling in the volatile city of Homs claimed 23 lives, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

A resident from Baba Amr, one of the hardest hit areas of Homs, described the bloodshed, adding that more than 15 people had been killed in the area on Monday.

  • 26 Dec 2011
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