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Arab League Monitors Fail to Stem Syrian Killings

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WSJ  – CAIRO/BEIRUT – The Arab League conceded that outside observers have failed to halt the lethal violence in Syria’s 10-month civil conflict, exposing pitfalls of the organization’s self-reinvention as a regional diplomatic playmaker.

Nabil Al Arabi, the secretary-general of the 22-member pan-Arab organization, acknowledged Monday that snipers persisted in major cities, although the league’s monitors were often unable to identify their allegiance.

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