Syria

Country Syria
Capital Damascus
Continent Asia
Currency Syrian pound(SYP)
Languages Arabic

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Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French administered the area as Syria until granting it independence in 1946. The new country lacked political stability, however, and experienced a series of military coups during its first decades. Syria united with Egypt in February 1958 to form the United Arab Republic. In September 1961, the two entities separated, and the Syrian Arab Republic was reestablished. In November 1970, Hafiz al-ASAD, a member of the Socialist Ba'th Party and the minority Alawite sect, seized power in a bloodless coup and brought political stability to the country. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. During the 1990s, Syria and Israel held occasional peace talks over its return. Following the death of President al-ASAD, his son, Bashar al-ASAD, was approved as president by popular referendum in July 2000. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in an ostensible peacekeeping role - were withdrawn in April 2005. During the July-August 2006 conflict between Israel and Hizballah, Syria placed its military forces on alert but did not intervene directly on behalf of its ally Hizballah. In May 2007 Bashar al-ASAD was elected to his second term as President.

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Russia's master plan in Syria - CNN

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Russia's master plan in Syria
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Russia's master plan in Syria. One of Russia's top generals speaks to CNN's Fred Pleitgen about the final battle for Syria's Idlib and Russia's hope that the US and other nations will assist in rehabilitation. Source: CNN ...



Up to 30000 Islamic State Members Pose a Threat in Iraq and Syria, UN Report Finds - TIME

TIME

Up to 30000 Islamic State Members Pose a Threat in Iraq and Syria, UN Report Finds
TIME
(UNITED NATIONS) The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat as does al-Qaeda, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations ...
UN report: 20000-30000 ISIL fighters left in Iraq and SyriaAljazeera.com
UN report: Up to 30000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria9news.com.au
UN: Up to 30000 Islamic State group fighters left in Iraq, SyriaFRANCE 24
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RUSSIAN troops thwart mass DRONE ATTACK on Syrian base shooting down five intruders - Express.co.uk

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RUSSIAN troops thwart mass DRONE ATTACK on Syrian base shooting down five intruders
Express.co.uk
According to Russian General Alexei Tsygankov, the hostile drones were shot down close to the Khmeimim Air Base in Western Syria. He added that there had been no injuries or damage to the base. The drones reportedly headed towards the Russian base ...
Five drones downed by Russian military near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria as UAV attacks increaseRT
Five militants' drones downed near Russian airbase at Syria's HmeymimTASS

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Explosion kills dozens, including children, in Syria's Idlib - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Explosion kills dozens, including children, in Syria's Idlib
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Idlib province - with an estimated two million people, including thousands of internally displaced from other parts of Syria - was part of a de-escalation deal signed by Iran, Russia and Turkey, which calls for the cessation of hostilities between ...
Syria war: Arms depot blast in Idlib province kills 67 - BBC NewsBBC News
More Than A Dozen Are Killed In Arms Depot Blast In SyriaNPR
Explosion at makeshift arms depot kills at least 39 people in SyriaThe Independent
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With Syria's War Nearly Over, Victims Take The Battle To European ... - NPR

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With Syria's War Nearly Over, Victims Take The Battle To European ...
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The Syrian war is winding down after seven brutal years, with hundreds of thousands killed, millions displaced and neighborhoods in smoking ruins. President ...
Syrian Government Forces Continue to Surround Rebel-Held Idlib EnclaveVoice of America
Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions liftedFox News
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Antiquities Museum Reopens in Syria's Rebel-held Idlib - News18

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Antiquities Museum Reopens in Syria's Rebel-held Idlib
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An antiquities museum in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib said to house one of the world's oldest dictionaries reopened on Monday after five years, an AFP correspondent said. Dozens of visitors trickled into the museum in Idlib city to see what an ...

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Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria - Department of Defense

Department of Defense

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria
Department of Defense
Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraq-Syria border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with ...

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What if Turkey collapses from lira crisis? Iran, Russia, Syria await ... - Business Insider

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What if Turkey collapses from lira crisis? Iran, Russia, Syria await ...
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Turkey's president has warned that if things go badly for his country, he will have to pivot away from the US and seek "new friends" a coded reference to Iran, ...

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Russia to help UN with patrols along Syria-Israel frontier - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Russia to help UN with patrols along Syria-Israel frontier
Minneapolis Star Tribune
TAL KROUM, Syria The Russian military says its forces in Syria will help the U.N. peacekeepers fully restore their patrols along the frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko said on Tuesday that the ...

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Syrian Kurdish-led council visits Damascus for new talks: co-chair - Reuters

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Syrian Kurdish-led council visits Damascus for new talks: co-chair
Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) went to Damascus last week for a second round of talks with the government, its co-chair said on Tuesday. A delegation including members of the U.S.-backed SDF, ...
Report: Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces meet with Syrian governmentThe Jerusalem Post
Syrian Kurdish-led council visits Damascus for new talks - reportswissinfo.ch
Syrian media say 5 drones shot down near Russian air baseTampa Bay Times

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