News Briefs

  12/5/2011, Kislev 9, 5772

Senior Syrian: Arab League Monitors OK

A senior Syrian official said, Monday, that the Damascus government is responding positively to the Arab League request to send monitors to the country to help end the crisis brought on by President Bashar Al-Assad's violent attempts to supress dissent.

The United Nations Human Rights Council said last week that more than 4,000 people have died in what it called a near civil war.