Monitors arrive in Syria; tanks fire in Homs

27.12.2011                      1.Tewet. 5772                       Channuka 7                      Rosch Chodesch 2

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Monitors arrive in Syria; tanks fire in Homs

At least 30 people killed as 50 Arab League monitors arrive from Egypt; 4 army defectors killed near Turkish border.

Government tanks pounded neighbourhoods of Homs on Monday, killing more than 30 people, city residents said, as Arab officials arrived in Syria to monitor compliance with a peace plan aimed at ending the crackdown on an uprising against President Bashar Assad.
Fifty monitors and 10 other officials from the Arab League arrived from Egypt on a private plane, the first international intervention on the ground to end nine months of violence between government troops and opponents of Assad….