Syrian Pullout from Lebanon Heralds New Era

A Syrian army soldier flashes a victory sign behind a poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

hide captionA Syrian soldier flashes a victory sign behind a poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a farewell ceremony at Riyyak military airbase in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, April 26.

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Rami Khouri, editor at large of Beirut's Daily Star newspaper, details the final withdrawal of the last Syrian troops from Lebanon. The exit of troops and intelligence officers after nearly 30 years significantly changes the political and military makeup of the Middle East.

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