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Pray for Syria

Let's join together in prayer and intercession for Syria. Please post prayers for the people, churches, leaders, and government of each nation in the Pray for the Nations Forum. You can see the current Nation of the Day on the PrayWay Calendar.

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    Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was administered by the French until independence in 1946. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Since 1976, Syrian troops have been stationed in Lebanon, ostensibly in a peacekeeping capacity, despite international pressure calling for their withdrawal. Over the past decade, Syria and Israel have held occasional peace talks over the return of the Golan Heights.

    The People:
    Population: 18,448,752
    note: in addition, about 40,000 people live in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights - 20,000 Arabs (18,000 Druze and 2,000 Alawites) and about 20,000 Israeli settlers (July 2005 est.)
    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 37.4% (male 3,556,795/female 3,350,267)
    15-64 years: 59.3% (male 5,601,971/female 5,333,799)
    65 years and over: 3.3% (male 288,868/female 317,052) (2005 est.)

    Sunni Muslim 74%, Alawite, Druze, and other Muslim sects 16%, Christian (various sects) 10%, Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo)

    Government Type:
    republic under military regime since March 1963

    Leader(s) to pray for:
    chief of state: President Bashar al-ASAD (since 17 July 2000); Vice Presidents Abd al-Halim ibn Said KHADDAM (since 11 March 1984) and Muhammad Zuhayr MASHARIQA (since 11 March 1984)
    head of government: Prime Minister Muhammad Naji al-UTRI (since 10 September 2003)

    Source: The World Factbook

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