As Syria’s crackdown gets even more brutal, a team of Arab League observers has finally entered the nation in an attempt to broker a peace deal. The small team will lay the groundwork for a larger group of 150 observers. They’ll be charged with enforcing an Arab League mandate that calls for President Assad to end violence against citizens and release political dissidents from prison. Estimates of the crackdown’s death toll hit 6,200 on Thursday, according to British-based human-rights group Avaaz. Over the past two days alone, up to 250 people have reportedly been killed for defying the regime.