Syria: Over 30 dead as observers arrive in Damascus
According to the General Authority for Islamic Revolution in Syria at least 31 people were killed on Thursday by Syrian security forces. Most of the victims were reported in the city of Idleb. According to the Authority, 16 people died in Idleb during the day, while 10 people killed in the city of Homs. One person was killed in both Damascus and Dara'a.
According to the Local Coordinating Committees, some 70 people were killed in Syria yesterday, mostly in the city of Idleb.
Meanwhile, Arab League representatives traveled to Syria Thursday to arrange the deployment of foreign monitors under a plan aimed at ending the crisis. On its part, the opposition suspects the Syrian regime's agreement to allow hundreds of Arab League monitors in is only a tactic to buy time. "The Syrian regime has exploited signing the Arab League initiative to escalate the brutal military campaign against revolting towns and cities," said Burhan Ghalioun, leader of the Syrian National Council, Syria's main opposition group.