The UN has confirmed the withdrawal of all Syrian troops from Lebanese land. They said that they couldn’t confirm whether all intelligence officers had left too (well, they are supposed to be ‘secret’ aren’t they – although with Syrian mukhabaraat, they stand out like a sore thumb, everyone knows their friendly neighbourhood mukhabaraat!).
It’s the final official step in the Syrian withdrawal. It is now official: Syria’s presence in Lebanon has ended – after 30 years. We might wait another thirty years before the American ‘carrot’ is presented to Damascus.