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Welcome to Syria

Border blues.

May 3rd 2007
I’ve been sitting at the Syrian border for just over an hour, in a long, gleaming hall of well-scrubbed floors and well-polished bureaucracy. Behind a window that stretches half-way to Homs, men in crisp green military fatigues are shuffling papers and stamping passports and working the phones like some sort of telethon for underprivileged kids in Aleppo. I’ve handed my passport to a haughty, ... 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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