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Syria ready to let monitors stay, rebel seeks UN action

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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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