Syrian forces fire on protestors

Four people were killed when security forces shot at protestors while Arab League monitors visited a nearby building

Syrian forces fired on thousands of protestors in Damascus Thursday, killing at least four, while Arab League monitors were visiting at a nearby building. According to the Associated Press, an estimated 20,000 people were protesting outside the Grand Mosque in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, when security forces began shooting into the crowd. British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 16 people have been shot and killed on Thursday in several protests. The Sudanese head of the Arab League monitoring team, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi, is wanted under an international arrest warrant on charges of genocide in Darfur. Ausama Monajed, a member of the opposition group Syrian National Council, told the Associated Press “SNC is deeply concerned about having Mr. al-Dabi as head of the monitoring mission given the accusations around him and we will put a motion to the Arab League requesting that he be changed.”

Associated Press

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