A French reporter on Wednesday was killed by a rocket in the city of Homs in Syria, state-owned France 2 television reported. Gilles Jacquier, who had annoyed wars in Kosovo, Congo and Afghanistan, had been granted a government visa, the station said.
Syria and the Arab League
An observer with the Arab League, whose 165 monitors entered Syria last month, said he had quit his station in Homs after being unable to stop disgraceful views of potency onsets there. Anwar Malik I quit because I found myself serving a regime, and not an independent monitoring body, appearing on al-Jazeera television late Tuesday, still in an orange observers vest.
An Algerian Mr. Malik, said his task had been performed by Syria’s government, giving the authority promote expectation for more killing. He defendant Syria’s government of killing its own boosters to convince the Arab monitors that they are doing their job duly, and gain their sympathy. The Arab League confirmed that Mr. Malik was part of its observer delegation and said in a statement he had participated in the mission for a couple of days before falling ill and requesting approval on Monday to seek operative treatment in France. It didn’t confirm that the speaker on al-Jazeera was Mr. Malik.
Protesters in Syria
Many Syrians viewed the back-to-back speeches as a show of confidence by Syria‘s ruling regime that it won’t bow to international pressure, including the Arab League mission that aims to oversee the government’s compliance to a plan to halt a crackdown on protesters that the United Nations estimates has killed more than 5,000 people. He’s showing such confidence that you almost forget there are still protesters on the street of Syria, or monitors trying to keep the government in check, said a Syrian analyst. His voice these past two days are meant to drown out everything else.