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Syria Faces Mounting Pressure to Exit Lebanon

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Syria Faces Mounting Pressure to Exit Lebanon

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Syria Faces Mounting Pressure to Exit Lebanon

Syria Faces Mounting Pressure to Exit Lebanon

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In the wake of the resignation of Lebanon's pro-Syrian government after just four months in office, Syria faces increasing international pressure to pull its military forces from its neighbor to the west. Prime Minister Omar Karameh's predecessor, outspoken Syria critic Rafiq Hariri, was killed in a massive bomb blast two weeks ago that many in Lebanon blame on Syria. NPR's Eric Weiner reports on the country's shifting politics.

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