Syria

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

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Introduction

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 Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in an ostensible peacekeeping role - were withdrawn in April 2005.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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US denies Syria claim that US-led coalition bombed troops - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

US denies Syria claim that US-led coalition bombed troops
USA TODAY
The Syrian state TV report said the airstrike occurred around midnight in the village of al-Hari, to the southeast of the border town of Boukamal, and was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group. But a coalition spokesman ...
Syria state media says US bombs military positions, US denies reportsReuters
'40 pro-Assad Fighters Killed' in US-led Strike on Syrian Military PostHaaretz
Syria war: Government blames US for deadly air strike in eastBBC News
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Coalition Partners Seize, Destroy ISIS Drug Cache in Southern Syria - Department of Defense

Department of Defense

Coalition Partners Seize, Destroy ISIS Drug Cache in Southern Syria
Department of Defense
Coalition-supported forces destroyed an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-owned cache of narcotic drugs in southern Syria, June 12, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Combined Joint Task Force-Operation ...
US threats ignored as Syrian Army sends largest military convoy to southwest Syria (video)AMN Al-Masdar News

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Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war - The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-Review

Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war
The Spokesman-Review
BEIRUT – Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad. Activists say ...
Never mind the war: Syrian regime courts holidaymakers in public relations pushFRANCE 24
Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war - ABC ...ABC News

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Syria's uprising came from its neglected suburbs, now Assad wants to rebuild them - The National

The National

Syria's uprising came from its neglected suburbs, now Assad wants to rebuild them
The National
Foundations are being laid for a shining new suburb in southwest Damascus. Enabled by the forerunner of a 2018 law meant to bring about the reconstruction of Syria, dump-trucks and diggers are razing and redeveloping Basateen Al Razi – the kind of ...



Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies - rocketcitynow.com

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Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies
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BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, an attack that Iraqi officials said killed at least 25 Shiite paramilitaries and was just across the ...
US-backed forces take control of strategic IS stronghold in eastern SyriaKurdistan24

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Two Islamic State militants killed while trying to infiltrate from Syria to Iraq - Iraqi News

Iraqi News

Two Islamic State militants killed while trying to infiltrate from Syria to Iraq
Iraqi News
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi border guards killed on Monday two members of Islamic State (IS) group while attempting to infiltrate into Al-Qa'im district in Anbar coming from Syria, a security source was quoted as saying. “Security forces managed to ...

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Culture clash: Campaign in Syria's Afrin tells women to cover up - Middle East Eye

Middle East Eye

Culture clash: Campaign in Syria's Afrin tells women to cover up
Middle East Eye
AFRIN, Syria - Earlier this year, the tree-lined streets of Afrin in northern Syria witnessed ferocious battles and a weeks-long offensive. Today, three months after hostilities ended, they are subject to a new conflict – one based on morals, religion ...



Netanyahu: Israel will hit Iran throughout Syria, not only along border - The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu: Israel will hit Iran throughout Syria, not only along border
The Jerusalem Post
Israel will strike against Iranian efforts to entrench itself militarily throughout Syria, and not only along the Syrian-Israeli border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over ...
Iran must leave Syria, Netanyahu reiterates to Putin, PompeoThe Times of Israel

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Terrorists set orchards ablaze in southwest Syria - PRESSTV

PRESSTV

Terrorists set orchards ablaze in southwest Syria
PRESSTV
Terrorists associated with a notorious Takfiri outfit have torched and destroyed dozens of acres of orchards in southwestern Syria. The terrorists linked to the al-Qaeda offshoot in the Arab country, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, carried out the arson attack ...

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Angelina Jolie calls for investment for Syrian refugees - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

Angelina Jolie calls for investment for Syrian refugees
The Sydney Morning Herald
Domiz Camp, Iraq: The world is failing to properly invest in the Syrian refugee crisis and families, women, and children are suffering terribly as a result, UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie says. The Hollywood actress was visiting the ...
Angelina Jolie visits children and families in Iraqi camp for 33000 refugees fleeing war in SyriaDaily Mail
UN special envoy Jolie meets Syrian refugees in northern IraqEyewitness News

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