Syrian killings go on, despite Arab monitors
Mission offers cover to Assad, protesters say; regime’s tanks reportedly have left cities
Syrian security forces are still killing antigovernment protesters despite the presence of foreign monitors in the country, the head of the Arab League said Monday. But he insisted the observer mission has yielded important concessions from the Damascus regime, such as the withdrawal of heavy weapons from cities. Syria’s opposition cautioned the observers not to be taken in by President Bashar Assad’s government, which has unleashed a withering military assault to crush a 9-month-old uprising.