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Syria vs. Iran: Axis of Evil Showdown Photo 9

Syria vs. Iran: Axis of Evil Showdown

June 14th 2008
A few things about Damascus: - Images of their fearless leader, Bashar al-Assad, everywhere. When I pick up a pistachio croissant in the morning, he’s looking far off into the distance in a bold striped suit. When I walk through the souqs, he’s smiling down at me in a top hat. When I go to the bathroom, he’s got his arms around other militant leaders. - Everybody is smoking sheesha, seeming ... read more
Middle East » Syria » South » Damascus

Syrian Flag 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. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in ... ... read more
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