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My son and I (we are from south africa)will be viviting Syria for 11 days in December.
I have not decided yet on an itinerary and 11 days now seem a short time.
I am a bit worried about the security situation in Syria at the moment
Sorry, I am a bit late replying here, but have been travelling myself.
Re the security situation, you will need to keep updated on the situation. I found the Syrian people very friendly, but the only thing you need to worry about is being caught up between opposing forces.
The main tourist sites of Palmyra and Krac des Chevaliers seem to be unaffected, and Aleppo isn't featuring that much in the news either. Parts of Damascus and Hama are mentioned a few times, but Daraa/Derra is the main problem area near the border with Jordan, and Banias is another area with protests.
As with most countries where protests are reported in the media, once you are there, it is hard to notice anything untoward happening unless you are in the middle of it all.
I spent three days in Damascus and had no bother, although I think it is only one suburb in Damascus where there has been trouble. I met two Scottish men on my way home who had narrowly missed being caught up in a protest after Friday prayers, they were getting a taxi back from Palmyra and had asked their unwilling driver to wait a few more minutes.
The situation might be completely different come December, keep an eye on the news. I loved Damascus and would love to go back to see the rest of the country.