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Syria's Assad to Redeploy Troops in Lebanon

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Syria's Assad to Redeploy Troops in Lebanon

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Syria's Assad to Redeploy Troops in Lebanon

Syria's Assad to Redeploy Troops in Lebanon

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Syrian president Bashar Assad — under intense international pressure to withdraw Syrian troops from Lebanon — announces in a speech to Syria's Parliament that those troops will redeploy, pulling back to Syria in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Assad also says Syrian troops will not stay in Lebanon if there is consensus among Lebanese that the troops should go. The reaction in Lebanon ranges from skepticism to anger.