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Background: Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was administered by the French until independence in 1946. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Since 1976, Syrian troops have been stationed in Lebanon, ostensibly in a peacekeeping capacity. In recent years, Syria and Israel have held occasional peace talks over the return of the Golan Heights.

 

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Geography of Syria - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Syria

People of Syria - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Syria

Government and Politics in Syria - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Syria.

Economy of Syria - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Syria

Communications in Syria - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Syria

Transportation in Syria - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Syria

Military of Syria - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Syria

Transnational Issues of Syria - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Syria

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