Violence comes a day before Arab League observers are scheduled to visit the city to monitor government compliance
A group of 50 more monitors is expected to arrive Monday
Pope Benedict calls for end to bloodshed in Syria, urges full reconciliation, stability in Iraq and Afghanistan
Saleh promised to leave his country for US, hours after security forces loyal to him shot, killed nine opposition protesters
State TV reports two bombers used vehicles packed with explosives to attack a pair of state security facilities in Damascus.
Rally, dubbed 'Friday of regaining honor,' follows a week in which at least 17 anti-government protesters were killed
Bombs were set off in front of the intelligence headquarters in the Damascus suburb of Kfar Sousa
Firsts observers come as death toll mounts to reported 250 people since Monday after crackdown on opposition unrest
United Nations officials describe situation as highly fragile, with a number of areas in the hands of government opponents
Opposition officials say 9 civilians were killed during security force raids in the Homs region, 2 others died in Idlib
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