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Arab League calls for de-escalation in Syria

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Arab League chief Ahmed Abu Gheit warned on Saturday against a “dangerous escalation” in Syria after a US missile strike on a Syrian airbase following an alleged regime chemical attack.

“The Arab League rejects regional and international powers’ attempts to politick over the corpses of Syrians or at the cost of its sovereignty,” he told reporters.

“Therefore we demand that all should retreat from this dangerous escalation we are monitoring,” said the secretary general of the 22-member Arab bloc based in Cairo.

Abul Gheit condemned the chemical attack, for which the regime has denied