Syria (i/ˈsɪ.rɪə/; Arabic:سوريا or سورية, Sūriyā or Sūrīyah), 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.
The governor of Syria retained the civil administration of the whole large province undiminished, and held for long alone in all Asia a command of the first rank. It was only in the course of the second century that a diminution of his prerogatives occurred, when Hadrian took one of the four legions from the governor of Syria and handed it over to the governor of Palestine. It was Severus who at length withdrew the first place in the Roman military hierarchy from the Syrian governor. After having subdued the province (which had wished at that time to make Niger emperor, as it had formerly done with its governor Vespasian) amidst resistance from the capital Antioch in particular, he ordained its partition into a northern and a southern half, and gave to the governor of the former, which was called Coele-Syria, two legions, to the governor of the latter, the province of Syro-Phoenicia, one legion.
Furthermore, he stated that the resistance operations in Iraq and Syria did not leave any American base secure, and the resistance in Yemen did not provide a safe passage for Israeli ships in the Red Sea. .
"I welcome that the agreement between Hamas and Israel has led to the release of hostages. And the delivery of more humanitarian aid ... We have seen drone and rocket strikes on US positions in Syria and Iraq, as well as attacks on commercial shipping ... Growing global competition. War in Ukraine ... .
Worse, the danger of escalation persists, with Houthis capturing a merchant ship bound for India... In recent days, another few have died, among them a little girl, as shipping trawlers bring in migrants from Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan among others.
A Holocaust survivor now witnessing horrors he never thought he would see again has been reflecting on the October 7th massacre that sparked Israel’s war with Gaza... “By contrast, in Babi-Yar, the murderers did not want to see the brains of babies ... Gidon survived the bombing of a ship in 1940 and Aliza’s parents managed to escape the pogroms in Syria.
The military base housing United States troops in Shaddadi, Syria, was targeted in another attack on Tuesday, as reported by local Syrian media ... military base in Syria comes under attack. The military base that hosts the United States troops in Syria’s Shaddadi came under attack again on Tuesday ... Maersk winds down operations in Syria.
Sanctioned Russian firm CraneMarineContractors (CMS), which normally supplies platforms to the gas industry, bought two large grain ships in December 2021 ... All three ships visited Turkish ports in 2022, and the Matros Posynich has also been spotted in Syria ... Grain is loaded aboard a cargo ship at the Azov SeaPort, Rostov region.
Although Washington and its partners have kept the war from spreading so far, the lack of clear rules on some fronts—particularly Syria—has created a dangerous environment in which any actor might inadvertently cross someone’s red lines ...Iraq and Syria ... Overall, attacking the US in Syria continues to be low risk, high reward for Iran and its allies.
Mazloum Abdi expresses concerns over Syria becoming US-Iran battleground ... While Iran-backed groups have regularly attacked American bases in Iraq and Syria, injuring dozens, the Houthis in Yemen have seized a container ship and frequently launched missiles, including a ballistic missile last weekend that aimed at a US warship in the Gulf of Aden.