Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Al Araby (L) and Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim
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Arab League repeats call to end violence in Syria

The Arab League has made a renewed call to the Syrian government to halt violence against civilians.

Ministers meeting in Cairo said its observer mission to Syria would continue, despite criticism that it has not managed to halt civilian deaths.

But the ministers failed to take up a proposal to bolster the mission by including United Nations experts.

Activists said more than 20 new deaths were reported on Sunday, including 11 soldiers in southern Deraa province.

Jon Leyne reports.

  • 08 Jan 2012
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