Arab observers meet governor of Syria's Homs
AFP, Tuesday 27 Dec 2011
Thirty four people believed to have been killed in the city of Homs by Syrian regime in the 24 hours leading up to the arrival of Arab League observers

An Arab League observer mission met the governor of Syria's flashpoint Homs province on Tuesday at the start of a hard-won mission to oversee a deal on ending nine months of bloodshed.

"The Arab League observers' delegation has begun its meeting with Homs governor Ghassan Abdel Al," Syria's Dunia television reported.

The talks came after activists reported that 34 people were killed in and around Homs in 24 hours.