- Syrian government using banned Soviet-made cluster bombs, Amnesty International says
Amnesty International says the Syrian government has used internationally banned cluster munitions in attacks on the besieged rebel-held suburb of Damascus, accusing it of committing war crimes on "an epic scale".
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:25:56 +1100.
- Syria conflict: Damascus twin bombing kills 40 Iraqis
The attack targeted buses carrying Shia pilgrims to the Bab al-Saghir cemetery site.
BBC News. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:13:08 GMT.
- Shia pilgrims targeted in Damascus
The destruction in Damascus shows how far Syria is from returning to normal, reports Richard Conway.
BBC News. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:04:33 GMT.
- Twin Blasts Kill at Least 46 in Damascus
At least 46 people, most of them Iraqi pilgrims, were killed and more than 120 others wounded Saturday in Damascus in twin bombings that targeted a religious shrine. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:55:57 -0500.
- Syrian Women Entrepreneurs Still Export Aleppo Soap, But They've Lost One Of Their Own
How a women's cooperative in Damascus and Istanbul earned enough to support 50 families during wartime.
By Elizabeth Macbride, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:39:00 -0500.
Facts About Syria
The Syrian Arab Republic
, located in southwest Asia, is governed by
a head of state and government plus one legislative house.
Its capital city is Damascus, and its currency is the Syrian Pound.
The primary language used in Syria is Arabic, and in 2007,
Syria's estimated population was 19,048,000. Approximately 75% of
Syrians are Arab, 7% are Bedouin Arab, 7% are Kurdish, and 11% are other ethnicities.
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