At the end of this period, the two governments – the Syrian government and the Lebanese unity government – will decide to transfer Syrian forces in the Al-Biq`a area of Dahr al-Baydar to the Hammana al-Mudayrij-Ayn Darah line and, if necessary, to other points to be defined by a joint Lebanese-Syrian military committee. The two Governments are also concluding an agreement to determine the strength and duration of the presence of Syrian forces in the above-mentioned area and to define the relations of these forces with the Lebanese authorities, where the armed forces are present. The Arab Tripartite Committee is ready to assist the two States in drafting this agreement if they so wish. From the beginning, many observers and critics of Taif found that the gaps in government funds outlined in the deal were intentional for reasons related to Syrian power. . . .