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U.S. sees signs that Syria is bending

Pressure from the Bush administration has led Syria to promise new cooperation in the war against terrorism, including the apparent closure of three Palestinian militant groups’ offices. After returning from the Middle East, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that as a result of their three hours of talks, Syrian President Bashar Assad has ”no illusions . . . as to what we are looking for.” ”It is not promises that we are interested in. . . . It is action,” Powell said on NBC’s Meet the Press. Syria appears to have closed the offices, but that may not affect the militants’ ability to attack Israelis. The Bush administration’s focus on Syria is an indication that it hopes to capitalize on its military victory in Iraq to broaden the war on terrorism. Powell heads back to the region this week to launch a new Israeli-Palestinian peace effort and does not want Syria to play its frequent spoiler role. Full Story

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