Syria Pledges 'Coordinated Withdrawl' from Lebanon

Anti-Syria protesters in Beirut watch Syrian President Bashar Assad address his Parliament

Anti-Syria protesters in Beirut watch Syrian President Bashar Assad address his Parliament about withdrawing troops from Lebanon. Jamal Saidi/Reuters hide caption

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In a rare address to Syria's Parliament, President Bashar Assad says he is taking steps to pull his nation's military forces from Lebanon and tells the United Nations that his plan is to make a "coordinated withdrawl." Assad's speech was watched by thousands of protesters in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

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