The Syrian government has condemned the Arab League decision to suspend its monitoring mission in Syria.

The Arab League decision comes in light of the sharp increase in violence over the weekend, with upwards of 40 people reported killed by government forces.

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The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution on Syria, but has to contend with veto-wielding Syria-backers Russia and China. An Arab League delegation will address Security Council members this week in attempts to lobby for harsh measures against the Syrian regime.
 

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