The Arab League 165-person mission to Syria ended last Thursday, amid the continuing violence. More than 400 demonstrators died while the observers were in the country.
The team of monitors is preparing its final report to the Arab League in Cairo, there the foreign ministers of the League will meet on Sunday to prepare their next move. There are several plans, including ending the monitor mission entirely or keeping them another month investigating.
Other options are more aggressive, like the recently suggested by the Emir of Qatar who talked about the possibility of sending peacekeeping troops into Syria to try to calm the situation and, as he put it, “to stop the killing.” (AV)