January 2nd, 2012
09:15 AM ET

Killing continues in Syria, Arab League says

Syrian tanks have withdrawn from residential areas in cities, but there are still snipers out, the head of the Arab League said Monday.

"There is still gunfire, there are still snipers and we hope that all that will disappear," Nabil el-Araby told reporters, adding: "There is gunfire from various directions which makes it hard to tell who is shooting.

"There is no doubt that killing is ongoing but I can't pinpoint the numbers," he said.

Tanks remain on the outskirts of cities, he said after an advance team of Arab League monitors returned from the violence-wracked country and began preparing an initial report.

Arab League observers went into Syria in December after the United Nations estimated that 5,000 people had been killed since March in an uprising against the government.

President Bashar al-Assad's government says it is cracking down on armed terrorists.

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  1. TORI

    @JIF, my fave is Atlas Shrugged.Now a can of worms can be opened by those that claim to be selfless not selfish.

    January 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    The only thing I'm enabling is you to be your usual perky, sweet self.

    @chrissy: lmao!

    January 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©


    Have you seen Bugs Ears around lately?
    PS: I'm not crabby; I'm my usual perky self, also.

    January 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    lol @ banasy, i believe i have only shes using a differ ent name. On this thread even.

    January 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Invisible Blogger

    Mmmmm, I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what you're trying to say. Are these down-home sayings regional to your area? For the life of me I don't know what "fight????you strain only for your own personal gain and a nice deep place to scratch…" and "@jif you and best bud need to get new friends yall surround yourselves with enablers…" . Could you please explain? Thank you.

    January 3, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Invisible Blogger

    Also, "the pope jp2 told’em not to spring this trap…but like the b-horror movies once you commit to door #1 yagotta fight our way out…"
    "nottah a socialist obonecanknowbe." Is English your second language? I mean no disrespect, I just don't have any idea of what you're TALKING about.

    January 3, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
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