Witnesses say Syrian troops pull out from protest town

AMMAN - Syrian troops and armoredvehicles began to pull out on Thursday from the town of TelKelakh near the border with Lebanon following mass pro-democracyprotests, a witness said.

Tens of buses loaded with soldiers and armored personnelcarriers left the town heading north at around noon, said thewitness, a resident in the town who did not want to beidentified.