Head of Arab Mission to Syria Quits; New Envoy Proposed

The Arab League says it has accepted the resignation of the Sudanese general who led the group’s observer mission to Syria, and will nominate a former Jordanian foreign minister as the new special envoy for the Syrian crisis.

Officials said General Mohammed Ahmed al-Dabi stepped down Sunday, as foreign ministers from the 22-member Arab League met in Cairo to consider a new joint Arab-United Nations mission to Syria.

The new observer team would replace one suspended last month after a surge in violence in Syria. League officials said chief Nabil Elaraby was set to propose Abdel Elah al-Khatib to replace al-Dabi. Al-Khatib was the former U.N. envoy to Libya.

Source: Voice of America:

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