February 24th, 2012
03:43 AM ET

Nations to call on Syria to agree to cease-fire or face yet-to-be named response

World powers convening Friday in Tunisia are mapping out a plan to deliver humanitarian aid and give political legitimacy to the Syrian opposition, while details emerged that Arab nations have begun supplying arms to Syrian rebels, sources told CNN.

The diplomatic developments follow opposition claims that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces are now emulating elsewhere in the country the shelling attacks against the besieged city of Homs that have left hundreds dead.

More than 100 people were killed Thursday, including 14 children and a soldier who refused to open fire on civilians, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a loose network of opposition groups that documents government violence.

Diplomatic sources told CNN late Thursday that a number of Arab nations are supplying arms to the rebel Syrian army and militias.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, would not identify the countries.

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  1. General Mehdi Dr Bad

    Hilary Clinton Has Issued An "Ultimatum", He Assad Doesn't Surrender< SHE IS GOING TO COUNT TO 3!!!! ONE!!!!,,, TWO!!!!,,Two and A HALF!!!!,, Now U BETTER DO IT!! SHE MEANS IT!! :)) " Friends of Syria"? " Friends Of Hillary " You Mean. :))

    February 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    That's right, we're tired of this crap and you better agree to a ceasefire or we'll, or we'll or we'll.
    Well I don't know what we'll do, but we'll do something, or not. I really, really, really mean it this time.

    February 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    LOL, bobcat(iah), what will they do!? Use harsh language? I suppose humanitatian aid & giving political legitimacy to the "rebels" is a start, but somehow I don't think "political legitimacy" will impress al-Assads military machine! The UN is moving in the right direction, though!!

    February 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Mehdi Dr Bad

      Hang on they Need a new Word or catch Phrase,,, hmm,,

      February 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ fernace

      Yeah the UN is stepping in the right direction. They just need to convince the Arab League countries to step up to the plate since this is their people. We do not need to be getting directly involved in this.

      February 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. General Mehdi Dr Bad

    JUST IN!!! HIllary and Your Arab master Are Going To Arm the Protesters.

    February 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. General Mehdi Dr Bad

    THIS JUST IN!!! HIllary and Your Arab master Are Going To Arm the Protesters.

    February 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. General Mehdi Dr Bad

    And She Found Her Word. :)) Clinton blasted Russia and China as "despicable"

    February 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
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