Arabs to decide Feb 5 on Syria observer mission

CAIRO - Arab foreign ministers will meet on February 5 to review their suspended observer mission to unrest-swept Syria, an official at the Cairo-based Arab League said on Sunday.

By (AFP)

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Published: Sun 29 Jan 2012, 8:06 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:57 PM

Arab League head Nabil al-Arabi said the organisation decided on Saturday to suspend its mission “after the Syrian government chose the option of escalation, which increased the number of victims.”

Syria condemned the move and said it was “aimed at increasing the pressure for foreign intervention in Syrian affairs.”

The 165 League observers were deployed a month ago after Syria agreed to a League plan for a halt to the violence, for prisoners to be freed, tanks withdrawn from built-up areas and free movement of observers and foreign media.

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