05 Jan 2012 01:00
Activists say tanks replaced with armoured police vehicles
Arab League says detainees freed
French minister accuses Damascus of "savage" repression
By Erika Solomon and Mariam Karouny
BEIRUT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Opposition activists say Syrian authorities are breaking their promises to withdraw troops from the streets of strife-torn towns, contradicting statements by Arab League peace monitors that government forces have pulled back.
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