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Arab League observer promoting unrest
  A Saudi Arabian member of the Arab League delegation visiting Syria has reportedly encouraged Syrians to engage in armed struggle against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Sunday 1 January 2012 15:52
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A thick plume of smoke rises above an oil refinery near the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs on December 8, 2011.
A thick plume of smoke rises above an oil refinery near the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs on December 8, 2011.
BFnews: During a speech in a mosque in Harasta city on Friday, a Saudi member of the delegation expressed support for the people who are in a military confrontation with the country's army and security forces.

Meanwhile, the forces known as the Free Syrian Army, which is seeking to overthrow the Syrian government, have taken up positions in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey.

The heavily-equipped militia has remote-controlled anti-tank missiles, mortars, cannon, and Katyusha rocket launchers.

An Arabi Press reporter has said he has several authentic photos of the anti-tank missiles. However, there is no confirmation that the group has rocket launchers.

According to the Arabi Press report, about 6,000 fighters of the Free Syrian Army are based in the northwestern Syrian city of Adlib and its suburbs.

Foreign diplomatic missions have contacted the opposition in the Syrian city of Jabal al-Zawiyah, and witnesses have seen members of the Syrian opposition being transported in vehicles of foreign diplomatic missions, the report added.

It also said US Special Forces are in Syria to train the Free Syrian Army.

A delegation of Arab League observers is currently in Syria to monitor the situation in the country.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March, with demonstrations being held both in favor of and against President Assad.

Damascus says “outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” are responsible for the unrest and it is being orchestrated from abroad.

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Source : Press TV