Qatar emir suggests sending Arab troops to Syria
Amman: Qatar has proposed sending Arab troops to halt the bloodshed in Syria, where violence has raged on despite the presence of Arab League monitors sent to check if an Arab peace plan is working.
Asked if he was in favour of Arab nations intervening in Syria, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani told the US broadcaster CBS: "For such a situation to stop the killing ... some troops should go to stop the killing."
The emir, whose country backed last year`s NATO campaign that helped Libyan rebels topple Muammar Gaddafi, is the first Arab leader to propose Arab military intervention in Syria where protesters are demanding President Bashar al-Assad stand down.
CBS said on its website that the interview would be broadcast in its "60 Minutes" program on Sunday.
Qatar`s Prime Minister heads the Arab League committee on Syria and has said killings have not stopped despite the presence of Arab monitors sent there last month.
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