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Pullback of Syrian troops from Lebanon likely as discontent grows

Mounting pressure on Syria’s regime to ease its grip on neighboring Lebanon produced a promise of action Monday in a statement from Damascus that Syria “soon” will take unspecified steps to withdraw its troops. The statement by visiting Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa came as President Bush told European leaders that Syria must end its three-decade “occupation” of Lebanon and more than 100,000 Lebanese demonstrators rallied in central Beirut, shouting, “Syria, out!” “From the littlest baby to the oldest man, we want our country back,” said Maurice Baz, 84, a retired lawyer. Baz said that the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a bombing last week produced an outpouring of Lebanese opposition to the presence of Syrian troops.Full Story

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