17 Jan 2012 19:54 Source: Reuters // Reuters
(Recasts with Arab source)
At least 24 reported killed in fresh violence
Free Syria Army leader appeals for outside intervention
Mandate of Arab monitors expires on Thursday
By Erika Solomon
BEIRUT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Syria is ready to let Arab monitors extend their mission beyond this week, an Arab source said on Tuesday, but a rebel army chief said they should go as they had failed to curb a crackdown on protesters seeking President Bashar al-Assad's overthrow.
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