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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Qatar calls for military intervention in Syria - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Qatar calls for military intervention in Syria - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

clipped from article: The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, made the comments during an interview with an American news channel.

"For such a situation to stop the killing ... some troops should go to stop the killing," he said, when asked whether he supports Arab intervention.

Qatar's proposal to send Arab troops to Syria demonstrates the mounting concern over the killing of civilians.

It is the first time an Arab leader has publicly called for military intervention in Syria.

The comments by the emir, whose wealthy nation once enjoyed cordial ties with Damascus, came amid increasing concern that a team of Arab League observers to Syria was failing.

The Arab League has despatched 165 observers to Syria to monitor compliance with a peace plan, but members have expressed doubts about its ability to be effective.[ read more at link]

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