Arab League calls on Syria to halt violence as more than 60 die in latest Assad crackdown

08.08.2011                      08.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Arab League calls on Syria to halt violence as more than 60 die in latest Assad crackdown

Activists say casualties escalating by the hour as security forces launch attack on the city of Homs; Arab League chief says Syria government must expedite steps toward reform.

Arab League Chief Nabil al-Arabi on Sunday called on Syrian authorities to "immediately halt" a violent crackdown on anti-government protests and expedite steps to preserve the country's unity.
"The chance is still available for fulfilling the reforms, which President Bashar Assad promised to respond to the Syrian people's ambitions and legal demands for freedom and change," added al-Arabi in a statement….