16 Jan 2012 22:27
Arab League monitors to criticise Syria over peace plan
League must decide whether to end or extend mission
Divisions make Arab League next steps uncertain
By Ayman Samir and Yasmine Saleh
CAIRO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - After weeks of observing bloodshed in Syria armed with nothing but pens, Arab League monitors will report on Friday that Damascus has failed to fully implement a peace plan. Now what?
In the short-term, the League will have to decide on the fate of its monitoring mission, whose mandate expires on Thursday. It can either be scrapped, extended or possibly beefed up to include more observers and even an armed element.
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