Syria May Study Lifting Emergency
Syria plans to study the idea of lifting the country’s state of emergency and investigate the deaths of civilians and troops in two regions.
The moves come amid countrywide protests that have left dozens dead in Daraa and Latakia provinces, according to activists and human rights organizations.
President Bashar al-Assad ordered the Supreme Judicial Council to form a committee that would conduct “an immediate investigation in all cases that killed a number of civilians and military personnel.”
“The committee will work in accordance with the law provisions and may use the help of anyone it deems appropriate to accomplish the task entrusted to it. It also has the right to request any information or documents from any party whatsoever,” the report said.