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Arab League Head: Syria To Reduce Lebanon Force

The head of the Arab League suggested Monday that Syria would soon begin withdrawing some of the 15,000 troops it has in Lebanon, as tens of thousands of Lebanese held a peaceful demonstration in Beirut to mark the murder of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri one week ago. Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League, made his comments after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, the Syrian capital. Moussa gave no indication of a timetable for a troop withdrawal, but he said Assad had mentioned his intention to begin redeploying troops several times during their conversation, something demanded by the U.N. Security Council.Full Story

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