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Syrian opposition criticizes Arab observers' chief

 In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 19, 2011, defected Syrian soldiers position their rifles as they take cover behind a the wall of a damaged house i...
 In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters, some wearing Syrian revolution flags, gather during a night demonstrat...
 In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans as they gather at a street in the Baba Amr area, in Homs ...
 In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 26, 2011, a Syrian man walks in an alley shelled by the Syrian army forces in the Baba Amr area, in Homs province,...
 In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 26, 2011, a Syrian doctor, left, treats civilians wounded by Syrian army shelling in the Baba Amr area, in Homs pr...
  In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 26, 2011, a Syrian doctor, left, treats a civilian wounded by Syrian army shelling in the Baba Amr area, in Homs ...
 In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters hold an Arabic banner reading, "to the Arab League, your initiative can...
 In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters flash the victory sign as they wear Syrian revolution flags during a de...
 In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 26, 2011, a man lies on a hospital bed as he waits for treatment after he was wounded by Syrian army forces shelli...
 In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in the Baba Amr area, in Homs prov...
 In this photo taken on Friday Dec. 23, 2011, anti-Syrian regime activists run to cross the street from sniper fire in the Inshaat area, in Homs provi...
 In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 19, 2011, defected Syrian soldiers position their rifles as they take cover behind a the wall of a damaged house i...

APTOPIX Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 19, 2011, defected Syrian soldiers position their rifles as they take cover behind a the wall of a damaged house i...

Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters, some wearing Syrian revolution flags, gather during a night demonstrat...

Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans as they gather at a street in the Baba Amr area, in Homs ...

Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 26, 2011, a Syrian man walks in an alley shelled by the Syrian army forces in the Baba Amr area, in Homs province,...

Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 26, 2011, a Syrian doctor, left, treats civilians wounded by Syrian army shelling in the Baba Amr area, in Homs pr...

Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 26, 2011, a Syrian doctor, left, treats a civilian wounded by Syrian army shelling in the Baba Amr area, in Homs ...

Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters hold an Arabic banner reading, "to the Arab League, your initiative can...

APTOPIX Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters flash the victory sign as they wear Syrian revolution flags during a de...

Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 26, 2011, a man lies on a hospital bed as he waits for treatment after he was wounded by Syrian army forces shelli...

Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in the Baba Amr area, in Homs prov...

APTOPIX Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Friday Dec. 23, 2011, anti-Syrian regime activists run to cross the street from sniper fire in the Inshaat area, in Homs provi...

Mideast Syria

In this photo taken on Monday Dec. 19, 2011, defected Syrian soldiers position their rifles as they take cover behind a the wall of a damaged house i...

Syrian opposition activists are criticizing the Sudanese head of the Arab League monitoring mission to Syria for serving as a senior official with the "oppressive regime" of President Omar al-Bashir, who is under an international arrest warrant on charges of committing genocide in Darfur.
Lt. Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi, is a longtime loyalist of al-Bashir and once served as his head of Sudanese military intelligence.
Amnesty International said under al-Dabi's command, military intelligence in the early 1990s "was responsible for the arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, and torture or other ill-treatment of numerous people in Sudan."