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Secretary General of the Arab League calls for end of violence in Syria

Secretary General of the Arab League calls for end of violence in Syria
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 7:54am

The head of the Arab League said monday that his organization was, "Alarmed by the Syrian government's treatment of civilians." During a press conference in Cairo, the Arab League Secretary General also called for the immediate halt of all violence in Syria.

The Secretary General's comments come a day after new violence in Syria. Sunday Syrian troops reportedly opened fire with artillery on a besieged city. At least 42 people were killed in the attack.

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