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Unformatted text preview: continued crackdown on dissent and rejection of reforms. Syria's capital, Dimashq (Damascus), is a key city in Christianity, as Paul's conversion took place on the road to it and there is a considerable Christian minority. It's also the oldest city in the world, with its foundations being continously inhabited since ~8,000BC. Produces a lot of Arab literature and soap operas. In fiction: Syria has been described as being a second-tier global bad guy, part of the "axis of not-so-evil". Syrian agents are highly likely to get involved in spying operations on the West. • The Unit has Jonas Blaine's daughter Betsy kidnapped and held in Syria by terrorists. The team ignore orders and go across from Iraq to rescue her. • In Spooks , Fiona Carter was first married to a Syrian, who she thought was hanged. He wasn't and came to the UK, where he killed her • A few levels in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception take place in a Crusades-era castle in Syria. The Syrian flag...
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- Winter '09
- Arab Republic, Syrian Arab Republic, Arab Israeli Conflict