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Howie and me

Operation Desert Service

June 18th 2008
How I find myself at a 1,500+ year old Christian monastery in the Middle of Nowhere Desert, Syria for 3 nights I’m not sure. I was planning on finally getting to Beirut after the football game, but somewhere between Howie’s portrayal of a word-of-mouth secluded mountain hideaway and Victor’s description of ‘not in the Lonely Planet’ desert adventure, I decided to push Lebanon back a coup ... read more
Middle East » Syria

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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