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UN Envoy to Inspect Syrian Withdrawal from Lebanon


A United Nations envoy has carried out his first inspection to verify that Syria is withdrawing its military and intelligence personnel from Lebanon and complying with Security Council Resolution 1559.

Terje Roed-Larsen Tuesday visited a West Beirut apartment block that Syrian intelligence agents evacuated in recent weeks.

Mr. Roed-Larsen also voiced support for the Lebanese opposition's demand that parliamentary elections go forward on time by May 31.

On Sunday, Syria pledged to remove all of its troops and intelligence personnel from Lebanon by April 30.

Today, witnesses reported more Syrian troops were dismantling their posts, and at least 20 trucks were seen transporting troops and equipment towards Syria.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.