DAMASCUS (AFP) - The UN rights body held an emergency meeting on Monday to press Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end a deadly crackdown on dissent, a day after he scoffed at Western calls to quit. Meanwhile, Syrian authorities ordered a UN team to leave the city of Homs on Monday after protests erupted there, a UN spokesman said. More than 2,200 people have died in the Syrian regime's crackdown, UN rights chief Navi Pillay told the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva that was expected to condemn the bloodshed. "The gravity of on-going violations and the brutal attacks against the peaceful protesters in that country demand your continued attention," she said. A US Treasury official said Monday that US sanctions are likely to significantly tighten the financial resources of the embattled Syria regime. UN chief Ban Ki-moon also piled up the pressure on Monday saying that Assad had failed to keep promises, including one he made during a telephone conversation last week to halt the military crackdown. "It is troubling that he has not kept his word," Ban told reporters. "Many world leaders have been speaking to him to halt immediately military operations, killing his own people. He should do that." The UN Human Rights Council met to consider a draft resolution deploring the "indiscriminate attacks" on Syrian demonstrators and seeking an end to the violence, a copy said. The text seen by AFP also underscores the need to send independent investigators to probe the government's crackdown on protesters. "As of today, over 2,200 people have been killed since mass protests began in mid-March, with more than 350 people reportedly killed across Syria since the beginning of Ramazan," on August 1, said Pillay.