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  Countries around Iraq
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Syria
  • Population: 16m
  • Capital: Damascus
  • Main language: Arabic
  • Main religion: Islam
  • Money: 1 Syrian pound = 100 piastres
This country traditionally opposed Saddam Hussein.

It sent forces to help fight Iraq in the Gulf War in 1991, but did not do so again.

Syria's ambassador to the UN said he would have preferred a peaceful resolution."


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