What is Syria?

  • (noun): An Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization; involved in state-sponsored terrorism.
    Synonyms: Syrian Arab Republic


Syria (/ˈsɪriə/ SIRR-ee-ə ; Arabic: سوريا‎ / ALA-LC: Sūriyā, or سورية / Sūrīyah; Syriac: ܣܘܪܝܐ; Kurdish: سوریه‌), officially the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic: الجمهورية العربية السورية‎ / al-Jumhūrīyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūrīyah Arabic pronunciation), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south and Israel to the southwest.

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Kurd-Dagh - Location and Description
... Mount Kurd is part of the Limestone Massif of northwestern Syria ... In Syria, it is among the three "ethnic mountains" of western Syria, along with al-Ansariyah mountains ("Mountain of the Alawites") and Jabal al-Duruz ("Mount ... The main town is Afrin (Efrîn in Kurdish), in Syria ...
Farouk Al-Sharaa - Old Guard of The Assad Government
... in negotiating with many countries to gain better relations for Syria ... Much of this negotiation has involved Syria's relationships with Lebanon and Israel ... give back all the territory it took from Syria in the 1967 war ...

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