Syrian Troops to Begin Pullback Monday

Syrian Troops to Begin Pullback Monday (AP)

Syrian troops will begin pulling back to the Lebanese border following a Monday meeting of the two countries’ leadership, the Lebanese defense minister said Sunday. Abdul-Rahim Murad said Syrian troops would withdraw from Mount Lebanon and northern Lebanon toward the eastern Bekaa Valley closer to the Lebanon-Syria border. “The Syrian withdrawal will begin Monday directly after the meeting in Damascus of the Syrian and Lebanese leaderships,” Murad said.

Excellent news.

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