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A name beset with problems - Quneitra, Syria  
   

A name beset with problems - Quneitra, Syria

Day Trip to a War Zone

March 30th 2008
Within the troubled history of the Middle East, the Golan Heights hold a particularly inauspicious name. Fought over in both 1967 and 1973 between Israel and Syria, this piece of land was finally placed under UN control with the Syrian and Israeli forces staring sternly at each other from across the minefield laden no-man's land. Quneitra was the area’s regional capital, housing 37,000 residen ... read more
Middle East » Syria » South » Al Qunaytirah

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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