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Syria Promises Partial Troop Pullback in Lebanon

The presidents of Syria and Lebanon announce Syria will pull back its forces in Lebanon to the eastern Bekaa Valley by the end of this month. But critics have faulted the plan for not providing a timetable for complete and immediate withdrawal.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.