BEIRUT (AP) — The Arab League is likely to extend the organization’s observer mission in Syria, despite complaints from the Syrian opposition that it has failed to curb bloodshed in the country, two League officials said today.

Arab countries and the West have so far failed to reach any consensus on how to counter a regime crackdown which, along with other violence, has left an estimated 5,400 people dead over the past 10 months. Syrian opposition groups said security forces loyal to President Bashar Assad killed at least seven people today.

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