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Syria

Country in the Middle East

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Kurds, Turkemens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Mandeans and Greeks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Sunnis the largest religious group.

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The BBC's Caroline Hawley follows Syrian refugee Rouaa to her new home, four years after first meeting her in Lebanon.
Credit: BBC News - Published 10 hours ago

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Captured jihadi previously told The Independent he was ready to serve prison time in UK for terror offences
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

A London man becomes the first British IS-supporter to die in Syrian Democratic Forces custody.
Credit: BBC News - Published 3 days ago

The Russians argue that aid for Syria should be channelled through their ally, the Syrian government.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Aid groups say the first case is "a major blow" for huge numbers of refugees in north-west Syria.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Syrian civilians endured "unfathomable suffering" at the hands of troops and jihadists, the UN says.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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