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U.N.: Assad Committed to Lebanon Pullout

President Bashar Assad on Saturday restated his readiness for a complete withdrawal of Syrian troops and intelligence agents from neighboring Lebanon, a key U.N. envoy said, adding that he would give the United Nations more details about a timetable for the pullout within days. Also Saturday, Syria moved about 1,000 soldiers across the border into Syria — the first to come home since the latest redeployment began. Assad has been under extraordinary pressure, led by the United States, France and an emboldened Lebanese opposition, to end his country’s nearly three-decade political and military hold on Lebanon. Full Story

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