Arab League Approves Sanctions On Syria

The Arab League today approved financial sanctions on Syria after the Bashar al-Assad regime’s failure to end the violent crackdown on pro-democracy activists there. Nineteen of the organization’s 22 members voted to support the sanctions, which “include a travel ban on senior Syrian officials and a halt to commercial flights to the country. Dealings with Syria’s central bank would be halted, but basic commodities needed by the Syrian people would be exempted from the list of sanctions.”


The BBC obtained exclusive access to the Syrian Free Army, a group of rebel fighters and Syrian regular army defectors.

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