Syria Will Admit Foreign Monitors

By Forward Staff

Published December 19, 2011.
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Bowing to international pressure, Syria agreed Monday to admit foreign monitors; the deal is part of an Arab League-brokered peace plan aimed at ending months of deadly unrest in the nation.

The League had recently suspended Syria’s membership, and announced sanctions against the the country, where a military crackdown against civilians challenging Bashar Assad’s rule has killed an estimated 5,000 people, including 300 children, the United Nations human rights commissioner said last week.

According to Reuters, the agreement also calls on Syria to pull its troops from various towns, free thousands of political prisoners and begin talks with opposition leaders.


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