ARAB AUTUMN?

27 Killed Across Syria

Armed groups in Syria killed 27 people Saturday, including 23 soldiers and four security personnel, during a spike in antigovernment protests. More than 4,000 people have been killed during protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. The Arab League has come up with a plan to end the violence, which Assad has supported. Arab League Secretary-General Nabil el-Arabil said in a statement, “The failure of the Arabic solution would have catastrophic consequences for the situation in Syria and the region, and that’s what the Arab League is trying to avoid in an attempt to save Syria’s security and stability.”