AL to send more observers to Syria within one week
The Arab League (AL) said Friday that more observers would be sent to Syria within one week although two monitors have quit the mission, Xinhua reported.
Adnan al-Khodair, head of the AL's monitoring operation room in Cairo, said in a statement that the observers were continuing their work early on Friday in six places in Syria.
The operation room has received reports from the observer delegation about what they saw and heard in Syria. The observer office also received complaints from Syrian nationals, he added.
Khodair said on Thursday that an Algerian and a Sudanese have quit the observer delegation for different reasons.
Currently, there are 163 observers in Syria.
The AL ministerial committee on Syria decided on Sunday to give the observers enough time to fulfill their mission. Head of the observer mission, Sudanese Moustafa al-Dabi, is expected to submit his report by Jan. 19 to AL chief Nabil al-Arabi.