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Arab League Chief May Go To Syria This Week


Arab foreign ministers have agreed to send Nabil Elaraby to Damascus to push for political and economic reforms and asked Syria to end months of bloodshed "before it's too late."

Arab foreign ministers have agreed to send Nabil Elaraby to Damascus to push for political and economic reforms and asked Syria to end months of bloodshed "before it's too late."

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby says he may visit Syria this week to voice Arab worries about violence there.

Elaraby told a news conference at the league's headquarters in Cairo that he "will communicate the Arab worries about the incidents in Syria and listen to the opinion of the Syrian authorities."

On August 28, Arab foreign ministers agreed to send Elaraby to Damascus to push for political and economic reforms and asked Syria to end months of bloodshed "before it's too late."

According to the United Nations, at least 2,200 protesters have been killed by government troops over five months of street protests.

Meanwhile, Syrian state media says that six Syrian soldiers and three civilians have been killed in an ambush by an armed group in central Syria on September 4.

compiled from agency reports
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