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Arab League calls for end to Syria violence

The secretary general of the Arab League has called for an end to shootings in Syria, warning snipers remain a threat.

At a news conference at the league's headquarters in Cairo, Nabil al-Arabi said, "military vehicles and tanks have been withdrawn from the cities and residential districts."

Some 60 Arab League monitors are checking compliance with a peace plan, but correspondents say protesters are frustrated they cannot stop the killings.

Mr Arabi said they hoped to see "an end to all these violent activities".

  • 02 Jan 2012
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