France urges quick start for Arab observer mission to Syria

19th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

France on Monday urged Syria to allow an Arab League observer mission to start its work monitoring the bloody conflict there as quickly as possible.

"We regret there have been 30 more deaths in the past two days. It's urgent," a foreign ministry spokesman said, shortly after Damascus agreed to accept Arab monitors.

Shortly after the French statement, the Arab League announced that an advance team of observers would head to Damascus within 72 hours.

© 2011 AFP

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