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Syria Scrambles To Ease Mounting Pressure

Syria, lately on the losing side of international public opinion, is scrambling to ease mounting pressure against it by sacrificing its allied Lebanese prime minister, turning Saddam Hussein’s half-brother over to Iraq and shifting around its troops in Lebanon. Some analysts say the country is making just enough concessions to keep an attack — by the United States or Israel — at bay and isn’t changing its strategy. But it remains in a tough spot with pressure from many sides, and ultimately may have to give up more to buy some space. Full Story

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