The Arab League announced on Saturday that it had suspended its monitoring mission to Syria, citing mounting violence. The mission was intended to assess a 10-month-long crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
REUTERS - The Arab League suspended its monitoring mission in Syria on Saturday because of worsening violence, a move Damascus said was an attempt to draw foreign intervention as it struggles to quell a 10-month revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule.
The Arab League mission was sent to observe Syria’s implementation of a League peace plan, but the level of violence remained high and there was no sign of a let-up in the crackdown on unrest by Assad’s forces.
Date created : 2012-01-28