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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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