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Syria restates commitment to Arab League amid attacks on monitors

(Xinhua)

13:12, January 11, 2012

DAMASCUS, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Syria has stressed its commitment to the Arab League (AL) as news came out that monitors of the bloc were attacked in the troubled country.

While denouncing any action that might "hinder the observer mission in Syria," Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Tuesday that his country will continue shouldering its responsibilities to protect AL observers.

Al-Moallem made the remarks during a meeting with Moustafa Mohammed Ahmed al-Dabi, head of the AL observer mission in Syria, according to a Syrian Foreign Ministry statement faxed to Xinhua.

The top Syrian diplomat also stressed Syria's commitment to implement the AL protocol signed by the two sides on Dec. 19. He urged the observers to stick to objectivity and evenhandedness in their mission, according to the statement.

Al-Moallem also said some regional and international parties are questioning the observer mission in Syria in order to find a cover to take the Syria crisis to the UN Security Council.

Earlier in the day, the Kuwait News Agency reported that two Kuwaiti military officers were slightly wounded in an attack by protesters on a team of AL observers in the coastal city of Latakia.

"The team of the Arab League mission in Syria was attacked by unknown protesters," it quoted officials as saying, adding that the injured observers were treated at a local hospital.

AL Chief Nabil al-Arabi on Tuesday condemned violence against observers in Syria, saying AL monitoring teams were attacked by both pro-government people and the opposition in different cities.

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