Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions and arms depots of Iran-backed fighters. Dozens of fighters were killed or wounded, according to an opposition war monitor.
Fox News. Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:43:29 GMT.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack that killed nearly 40 soldiers in Syria the day before when jihadists ambushed a bus in eastern Syria.
Daily Mail. Fri, 01 Jan 2021 09:54:38 GMT.
The vehicle was carrying weapons across the Iraqi border and was hit after it had entered Syrian territory, two Iraqi security officials separately said.
Sydney Morning Herald. Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:27:12 +1100.
Shamima Begum, who traveled to Syria in 2015 as a teenager and remains in detention there, is challenging a decision by the British authorities to revoke her citizenship.
Elian Peltier. New York Times. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:49:51 +0000.
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 2020,
Syria's estimated population was 17,500,658. Approximately 75% of
Syrians are Arab, 7% are Bedouin Arab, 7% are Kurdish, and 11% are other ethnicities.