Arab monitoring head says violence dipped in Syria

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CAIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The general who headed the Arab monitoring mission in Syria said on Monday that violence had dipped after the observers arrived, contradicting accounts by Syrian activists who have said the killing has continued unabated.

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