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Damascus

April 7th 2011
We drove north through Amman and I was fast asleep when we crossed the border into Syria, although I managed to wake up and wave when my name was called 😊 We camped just outside Damascus for three nights next to a build─▒ng site which bizarrely and annoyingly came to life in the middle of the night along with a pack of barking dogs! We only saw the old city which has Muslim, Jewish, and Ch ... 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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