December 22nd, 2011
09:22 AM ET

Killings persist in Syria as Arab League prepares for mission

More violence erupted in Syria as an Arab League advance team was expected in the country Thursday to plan for an observer mission, part of a larger effort to help bring peace to the turbulent nation.

At least 15 people have been killed on Thursday, said the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an activist network.

There was a surge of violence earlier in the week that resulted in the deaths of around 250 people in a 48-hour period, the opposition Syrian National Council said. Well over 5,000 people have died as a result of the government crackdown against peaceful protests that began in mid-March, the United Nations said earlier this month.

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  1. banasy©

    Let the Arab league take care of this one.

    December 22, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |

    My understanding is (not the sharpest pencil in the box at times) that 47% of the population doesn't pay taxes, whats the big deal ?

    December 22, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Phildo

    Cactus:are you talking in Syria? Cuz your comment makes no sense.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tcr c2

    Prety soon the us is going in the same direction if the civilian population doesnt stand up to our own bs . We need to speak a little louder to be heard! Every time a big political bussinessman farts we are expected to listen, but if we speak it falls on deaf ears, if we want freedom back than we need to stand up and take it back. Our economy is one example, we have lost our financial freedom to chose what we want to do . We cant lay down anymore. Some of these countrys over seas were caught of guard many years ago and the people were blind sided. We as americans are siting back and watching the deteriation of our intire system. And nobody can stop it but the people, not congress but the people!

    December 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. learsi12

    As far as i know we are headed into a new war pretty soon

    December 23, 2011 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |


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