» An ongoing exodus? “On a daily basis hundreds of people are still crossing into neighbouring countries,” according to the UN’s refugee coordinator for Syria, Panos Moumtzis, who says the estimates could actually be much higher than estimated. In related news, Human Rights Watch has called on Syria to stop laying landmines, calling them ”militarily ineffective” devices that will be dangerous for decades to come.
» The second round of prisoner releases: Last month, the Arab League made a deal to free 755 detainees as part of a peace plan. Now it seems to have gone further, as the Arab League said on Monday it had secured the release of 3,500 total prisoners. However … it’s possible they may just be getting detained outside of the view of Arab League observers. Last week, Human Rights Watch accused Syria of moving prisoners to military facilities, where observers are not allowed to go. Syria hasn’t proven the most trustworthy government during the conflict.