An advance team from the Arab League arrives in Damascus to prepare for a mission to monitor a peace plan amid continued heavy fighting in northern Syria and other parts of the country. The Syrian army is using tanks, helicopter gunships and artillery in a major operation in the Idlib province near the Turkish border. Hundreds have died in the region this week, including many army defectors. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Deborah Amos.
Amid Violence, Arab League Arrives In Damascus
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