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Syria Plans to Scale Back Lebanon Deployment

Cheering crowds in Beirut, Lebanon, react to Syria's President Bashar al Assad, who Saturday vowed to pull Syrian troops back to the Lebanon/Syria border and negotiate with Lebanese officials for a further withdrawal. The State Department says that is "not enough" and are demanding a full 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.