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Arab League suspends Syria mission as violence rages

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By Erika Solomon and Alistair Lyon

BEIRUT, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The Arab League said on Saturday it had suspended its monitoring mission in Syria because of "the critical deterioration of the situation" as state security forces battled rebels holding three suburbs just outside Damascus

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