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5 Bloody Battles That Defined Syria's History

Akhilesh Pillalamarri Security, Middle East And why Syria has been a site of battlefields for millennia. As the battle for Aleppo, in Syria, rages on, it is striking to note that Syria has a particularly long and bloody history, even by the standards of the Middle East. This is particularly true of a strip of land in the historical region of greater Syria. Consisting of a north-south axis stretching from southern Turkey, through all of Syria, and into northern Israel, this region has been a battlefield for great empires since ancient history.
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