Sunday, January 1, 2012
Al-Jazeera Video: Arab mission 'is failing' in Syria
"Arab League observers have been on a mission since Monday to assess whether Syria has halted its nine-month crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad.
But a group that advises the Arab League says the monitors, some with a controversial history, are inadvertently helping the Syrian regime cover its tracks.
Some Syrian opposition groups are even calling for the immediate withdrawal of the mission, which was expected to last for a month.
Ashraf Al -Moqdad, an opposition activist, spoke to Al Jazeera from Cairo, Egypt's capital, on why he believes the Arab mission has failed in Syria."