Arabs urge Syria to halt violence, no call on UN

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By Yasmine Saleh and Ayman Samir

CAIRO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Arab League urged the Syrian government on Sunday to stop its violence against protesters and allow Arab monitors in the country to work more independently, but stopped short of asking for United Nations experts to bolster its peace mission.

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