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Arab League chief's "frank" talks in Syria

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Arab League chief's "frank" talks in Syria


The head of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby held what he described as “frank” discussions with Syrian President Bashar al Assad in Damascus on Sunday.

Elaraby called for a swift end to the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters. He said he’d agreed a series of measures with the Syrian leader which will now be discussed at a meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers on Tuesday.

On Saturday, London-based Syrian campaigners said security forces killed at least five people in the central city of Homs.

The United Nations estimates the crackdown has killed more than 2,200 people since March.

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