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Syria - Jan 8, 2012 - 19:24

Last modified: 8 Jan 2012 16:24

The first report by Arab League observers in Syria recommends the controversial mission continue and says monitors were subjected to "harassment" by the government and the opposition.

The report recommends "the mission continue its work" with more technological assistance and "calls on the opposition and the government to let the mission move freely," Arab League sources said on Sunday. 

Meanwhie, Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna, reporting from Cairo, says there are some serious divisions within the meeting.

"Basically the point of division is whether or not to widen the Arab League monitoring mission and to create a greater degree of international involvement, in particular, the United Nations," said Hanna.

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