Alternative History
Syrian Arab Republic
الجمهورية العربية السورية - al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʻArabīyah as-SūrīyahSyria
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OTL equivalent: Syria
Coat of arms
"حماة الديار" (Arabic)

Humat ad-Diyar

Guardians of the Homeland
Controlled (Orange) Claimed (Green and most Grey some yellow))
Official languages Arabic
Ethnic groups  Syrian Arabs, Arameans, Kurds, Turkomans and Armenians
Demonym Syrian
Government Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
 -  President Bashar al-Assad

Syria, officialy the Syrian Arab Republic is a country in the Middle East. It is currently engaged in a Civil War against both ISIL and the Syrian Opposition/Coalition.



With the rise of ISIL and anti-government demonstrators, in 2015 Syria was plunged into civil war. In December of that same year, Syria, amongst other nations, was invited to the Erbil Conference to discuss the Independence of Kurdistan, a move thought to be a Russian attempt to undermine Turkey after the shootdown of a Russian Jet. On the 21st of December Kurdistan ceded from Syria, Iraq and Iran.

The next year saw great gains against ISIL, including the capture of Palmyra in March 2016. Indeed, later that month discussions began for the installation of a UN Peacekeeping Mission in Kurdistan, as well as Iraq and Syria.