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Syria - Cradle of Civilization - Modern Day

By Remy Benoit

   Syria neighbors Iraq.
   It has a long and complicated history dating back to 9000BCE.  It is said that this is where civilization began.

   With all the talk between the US and Syria at the moment, it is good to take a look at the history and beliefs of the people who live there.

   Below are some links that will help with that.
DAMASCUS, The Most Ancient Inhabited City.

History of Syria.




Ebla: Tell Mardikh.

Syria Denies Chemical Weapons, Harboring Iraqi Fugitives.

From CNN:UK highlights questions for Syria.

From Reuters and the Washington Post:Syria Responds to U.S. Charges.

From the New York Times and NEIL MacFARQUHAR:Syria Fears the Unknown: What's Behind U.S. Threats By NEIL MacFARQUHAR.">The Countryside of Damascus.

From the San Francisco Chronicle and Juliette Terzieff, Chronicle Foreign Service: Syrians told to prepare for fight with U.S. Iraq war is just the beginning, leaders say Juliette Terzieff, Chronicle Foreign Service.


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