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Environment
Since the start of the civil war in 2011, wartime violence in Syria has caused mass accumulation of waste and widespread pollution of the environment. 1 The desertification caused tens of thousands of families to lose their agricultural livelihood and in turn created a massive internal migration.2 The mass migration served as a catalyst for the war and internal strife.3 Climate change also affects the agricultural outputs of the country, whose economy depends heavily on agriculture. Drought within the country has caused water scarcity and limited food production. Additionally, Syria's water supply was cut in half between 2002 and 2008 through mismanagement and overuse.4 The country's lucrative oil and gas industry has also suffered the effects of these environmental issues.5

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1http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/11/environment-a-silent-victim-of-the-syrian-conflict/
2 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/10/drought-helped-caused-syrias-war-will-climate-change-bring-more-like-it/
3 Ibid
4 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/13/1
5 Ibid
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Syria News

CNBC 
The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeast border with Syria as the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier. The Lebanese ... See more..
Reuters 
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and ... See more..
The Jerusalem Post 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday, the Prime Minister's Office announced on Saturday, amid increasing concerns that Iran is establishing a permanent military presence in Syria. See more..
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Washington Post 
BEIRUT — Fleeing terror in the Islamic State's last Syrian strongholds, tens of thousands of civilians have become stranded in harrowing conditions across barely functional displacement camps. As the militant group's grip in Syria crumbles and U.S ... See more..
AMN Al-Masdar News (registration) 
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The U.S. does not plan on extending their stay in Syria after the Islamic State (ISIL) is defeated, the Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, Heather Nauert stated this week. “That is not our plan, our intent is to ... See more..
Express.co.uk 
'We're finished': ISIS fighter admits defeat after surrendering to soldiers in Syria. A CAPTURED Islamic State militant admits the murderous terror cell is “finished” in footage taken by pro-government forces in Syria. By Ross Logan. PUBLISHED: 20:41 ... See more..
Department of Defense 
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 18, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 27 strikes consisting of 40 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ... See more..
Anadolu Agency 
At least two people were killed in a Syrian regime offensive in the city of Homs, hospital sources said Saturday. Regime forces' mortar and air operations injured 13 other people, including children, in the western city of Homs, according to field ... See more..
CNN 
Children splashing in the Mediterranean, young men and women in swimwear smoking hookah--this could be any holiday hot spot, but it's a seaside town in ... See more..
The Jerusalem Post mobile website 
Washington's obsession with expelling Islamic State from its strongholds has won it laudable tactical victories, but addressed only the symptoms driving Sunni jihadism in Iraq and Syria, rather than the causes. The fight against ISIS has allowed the ... See more..
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Geography

Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey
Area

Total 185,180 sq km
Land 183,630 sq km
Water 1,550 sq km

***NOTE*** includes 1,295 sq km of Israeli-occupied territory
Climate

mostly desert; hot, dry, sunny summers (June to August) and mild, rainy winters (December to February) along coast; cold weather with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus
Natural Resources

petroleum, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, asphalt, iron ore, rock salt, marble, gypsum, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

dust storms, sandstorms

volcanism: Syria's two historically active volcanoes, Es Safa and an unnamed volcano near the Turkish border have not erupted in centuries Syria's two historically active volcanoes, Es Safa and an unnamed volcano near the Turkish border have not erupted in centuries
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; water pollution from raw sewage and petroleum refining wastes; inadequate potable water

Demographics

Nationality
Syrian
Population
22,457,336 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Despite modest economic growth and reform prior to the outbreak of unrest, Syria's economy continues to suffer the effects of the ongoing conflict that began in 2011. The economy further contracted in 2012 because of international sanctions and reduced domestic consumption and production, and inflation has risen sharply. The government has struggled to address the effects of economic decline, which include dwindling foreign exchange reserves, rising budget and trade deficits, and the decreasing value of the Syrian pound. Prior to the unrest, Damascus began liberalizing economic policies, including cutting lending interest rates, opening private banks, consolidating multiple exchange rates, raising ...See More prices on some subsidized items, and establishing the Damascus Stock Exchange. The economy remains highly regulated by the government. Long-run economic constraints include foreign trade barriers, declining oil production, high unemployment, rising budget deficits, and increasing pressure on water supplies caused by heavy use in agriculture, rapid population growth, industrial expansion, and water pollution. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$107.6 billion (2011 est.); $110.1 billion (2010 est.); $113.9 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

12.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 15% of GDP (2011 est.); 26.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, barley, cotton, lentils, chickpeas, olives, sugar beets; beef, mutton, eggs, poultry, milk
Industries

petroleum, textiles, food processing, beverages, tobacco, phosphate rock mining, cement, oil seeds crushing, car assembly