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IT'S ABOUT TIME Qatari Emir: Send Troops to Syria Charles Dharapak / AP Photo

Qatari Emir: Send Troops to Syria

Qatar¹s Emir has had enough of the violence. In an interview to be aired on 60 Minutes, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani became the first Arab leader to ask for troops to be deployed in Syria. Qatar has always criticized the Assad regime for the chaos that has roiled Syria for 10 months. The calls come as the Arab League warned of civil war in the nation. Saturday, a Lebanese man was reportedly killed after being struck by a bullet, and troops opened fire at a checkpoint in Homs, killing two. Since March, an estimated 5,000 people have been killed and another 5,000 have fled to Lebanon.

January 14, 2012 7:58 AM