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    » 01/02/2012, 00.00

    SYRIA

    Syria: Arab Parliament calls for the immediate withdrawal of observers



    The advisory body of the Arab League says: "The mission of the Arab League has failed in its objective," and thanks to it, the regime continues to carry out inhuman acts. In Syria there are 60 observers, a second group should arrive on January 5. More deaths as the year begins, the first is a child of seven.
    Damascus (AsiaNews / Agencies) - An advisory body of the Arab League yesterday called for the immediate withdrawal of observers sent by the pan-Arab body to monitor the situation in the country. Ali Salem al-Deqbasi, Kuwaiti head of the "Arab Parliament ", the advisory group which can issue non-binding recommendations stated that the presence of observers helps to cover "fragrant violations" committed by the Bashar al-Assad regime. According to al-Deqbasi, the mission provides "a cover to commit inhumane acts under the nose of the Arab League."

    The "Arab Parliament" consists of 88 members and there are delegates from all Member States. Al-Deqbasi said in a statement: "The mission of the Arab League team has missed its aim of stopping the killing of children and ensuring the withdrawal of troops from the Syrian streets, giving the Syrian regime a cover to commit inhumane acts under the noses of the Arab League observers". There are about 60 observers in Syria, faced with the reality of protests occur in at least 300 cities. A second group of observers should arrive on January 5 to step up control work.

    But people continue to die in Syria. What has been defined by the opposition as the "first martyr of 2012" is a seven year old boy killed in Hama, in the centre of the country, by the bullets of the security forces that sought to strike his father's car. Four other civilians were killed in Homs, one of the main focal points of the opposition, two by pro-regime militias. The news can not be confirmed independently because the government denies entry to foreign journalists.

    The protests continue around the country, as evidenced by numerous videos posted on YouTube. In Aleppo in the north, young people demonstrated in support of Homs and Deraa, to the cry of "Assad is the enemy of God." "A New Year without iron and chains, we wish you Happy New Year to fellow Christians" was written on a banner. Meanwhile, Syria's largest private banks have seen their customers withdraw money to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars over the last three months of the year compared to the previous period.
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