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Hezbollah Calls for Pro-Syrian Rallies in Lebanon

Hezbollah calls for rallies in Beirut's Martyrs' Square to counter weeks of anti-Syrian protests in Lebanon. The militant Shiite Muslim group supports Syria's continued presence in Lebanon. Syria began Monday to pull its military back to the Bekaa Valley, which abuts the Syrian border.

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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.