The left-wing Lebanese leader, Mr. Jumblatt, has demanded the total withdrawal of Syrian troops from?
The left-wing Lebanese leader, Mr. Jumblatt, has demanded the total withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon. He made the call at a news conference in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Sunday (24 October). Mr. Jumblatt also claimed that at the recent Riyadh summit in Saudi Arabia there was no discussion of the controversial issue of the 20,000 Syrian troops in Lebanon.
SYNOPSIS: The Lebanese Communist Party leader, Mr. Ibrahim Mohsen, and the Lebanese National Movement Vice President, Mr. Imaam Raad, heard Mr. Jumblatt warn there would be no peace until the Syrians withdrew.
Mr. Jumblatt also expressed concern for the thousands of people made homeless by the civil war.