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Thu 11 Aug 2011 04:44 PM

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Turkey says Syrian soldiers leaving Hama

New pictures show convoys moving out of Syrian city after 10-day military operation to quell protests

Turkey says Syrian soldiers leaving Hama
Syrian soldiers shout pro-Syrian President Bashar Assad slogans as they sit in the back of an army lorry on August 10, 2011, as they withdrawing from the city of Hama after a 10-day military operation to quell pro-democracy protests (AFP/Getty Images - All these pictures were taken on a guided government tour)
Turkey says Syrian soldiers leaving Hama
Tanks have begun leaving Syria's central city of Hama and Turkey expects the Syrian government to start reforms within 15 days, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey says Syrian soldiers leaving Hama
Erdogan said Turkey had given a clear message to Syria in talks Tuesday to end the military repression of mass pro-democracy demonstrations against 41 years of Assad family rule (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey says Syrian soldiers leaving Hama
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held more than six hours of talks with President Bashar al-Assad and other Syrian officials in Damascus Tuesday (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey says Syrian soldiers leaving Hama
Syrian soldiers shout pro-Syrian President Bashar Assad slogans as they sit in the back of an army lorry on August 10, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey says Syrian soldiers leaving Hama
The Syrian state news agency SANA quoted Assad - who has described the uprising as a foreign conspiracy to divide Syria - as having told Davutoglu that there would be no let-up in military action while Syrian security was at stake (AFP/Getty Images)