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January 27, 2012 11:00 pm

UN Security Council Meets on Syria as Assad Forces Continue Killing

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons

BBC – Activists and the Arab League urged the UN to take stronger action after a surge in violence this week in which dozens of people have died.

The UK, France and Germany drafted a resolution with Arab states, supporting the League’s call for President Bashar al-Assad to hand power to a deputy.

Russia, an ally of Mr Assad, has said it will not back the text.

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