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Syria: Arab League calls for joint peacekeeping mission

13 February 2012 Last updated at 00:12 GMT

The Arab League is calling for a joint Arab-UN peacekeeping mission to end the 11-month conflict in Syria.

In a resolution seen by the BBC but not yet officially released, it scrapped its observer team, suspended last month, and said it was ending all diplomatic co-operation with Syria.

Damascus "categorically rejected" the resolution, a Syrian envoy said.

Jeremy Bowen reports.