Arab League Monitors Arrive In Syria
The team will enforce an Arab League mandate that calls for President Assad to end violence against citizens and release political dissidents from prison, according to The Daily Beast.
The small team will prepare groundwork for an additional 150 observers.
Earlier Thursday a human rights group told the Haaretz that more than 6,200 people have died during Syria’s crackdown on an anti-government revolt. And over the past two days, 250 people have reportedly been killed defying the regime, according to The Daily Beast.
The Syrian government has claimed it is fighting foreign-backed terrorists, according to the Haaretz.
The Arab League monitors are the first allowed in Syria since the uprising began in March, according to USA Today.
"The Syrian regime has exploited signing the Arab League initiative to escalate the brutal military campaign against revolting towns and cities," Burhan Ghalioun, leader of the Syrian National Council, Syria's main opposition group, told USA Today.
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