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n. Syrian Arab Republic, country of southwest Asia on the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea

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Syria (; or , Suriya or Suriyah), officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. De jure Syrian territory borders 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, but the government's control now extends to approximately 30–40% of the de jure state area and less than 60% of the population.

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1. 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
(synonym) Syrian Arab Republic
(hypernym) Asian country, Asian nation
(hyponym) Aram
(member-holonym) Arab League
(part-holonym) Middle East, Mideast, Near East
(member-meronym) Syrian
(part-meronym) Damascus, capital of Syria
(class) Popular Struggle Front, PSF

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Flag of Syria

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. Since 1976, Syrian troops have been stationed in Lebanon, ostensibly in a peacekeeping capacity, despite international pressure calling for their withdrawal. Over the past decade, Syria and Israel have held occasional peace talks over the return of the Golan Heights.

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Map of Syria

More about Syria:

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    Syria; (area between Asia Minor and Egypt including Phoenicia and Palestine)

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