Syria. Officially “Syrian Arab Republic”. A country in the Middle East bordering Israel and Jordan to the south, Lebanon and the Mediterranean to the West, Turkey to the North and Iraq to the East. Its capital is Damascus. The majority of the population professes islam, with Sunnism being the majority Muslim group.
Syria established itself as a modern state after the First World War under French rule, gaining independence in April 1946, after which several military coups took place until 1971. In that year he becomes president Hafez al-Assad, a member of the baath Party. On his death in 2000, his son Bashar al-Assad took office.
As of March 15, 2011, the entire country was involved in a wave of protests by a part of the population demanding political reform, reforms that were approved by President Bashar al Assad. Despite all the protests – with the support of some Arab countries close to America.The US-continued to generate a wave of violence that killed hundreds of civilians and military personnel.
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Who are the Kurds in Syria?
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