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Syria unrest: Arab League sanctions' potential impact

Violence has continued in Syria in the run-up to a deadline set by the Arab League - which is threatening sanctions aimed at ending the bloodshed.

The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told a British newspaper that the crackdown on dissidents in his country will continue. Activists say at least 14 people were killed on Saturday.

The BBC's Janey Mitchell reports on what form the Arab League's sanctions could take and their potential impact.

  • 20 Nov 2011