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Syria killings persist as Arab monitors' mandate expires

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20 Jan 2012 03:26

  • Tanks pull back from Zabadani, 20 killed elsewhere

  • Arabs ponder next move as monitors' mandate ends

  • Over 600 deaths counted since Arab observers began work

  • U.N. Security Council paralysed by splits (Adds FT report on currency devaluation)

By Alistair Lyon

BEIRUT, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Syrian forces have retreated from a rebel-held town under a local ceasefire, residents said, but deadly violence raged on elsewhere as a month-long mandate for Arab League peace monitors in Syria was expiring.

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