Iraq Turkey
First posted on August 26th 2004, last revised on November 16th 2004






External Links : Links related to Syrian Military History

For links on general military history sources, go to History of Warfare Main Page

List of Syrian Wars 1800-1999, from ACED (only lists wars from 1920 onward; earlier wars affecting the territoty of Iraq not listed
List of Wars of the Ottoman Empire / Turkey 1800-1999, from ACED
Chronology, from League of Nations Photo Archive at Indiana Univ.
Syria 1914-1945, 1945-2000, from Encyclopedia of World History
Review of R.M. Bennett, the Syrian Military : a Primer (2001), by MEIB
Orders, Decorations and Medals : Syria
Printed Reference




for earlier history, see Wars affecting Ottoman Arabia


Wars affecting Late Ottoman Syria 1914-1920

1914-1918
1919
1920
World War I; Damascus, Beirut taken by Arab Revolt in 1918
French operations with the object to occupy Syria began (Ile Rouad), Dec. 1919
French occupation of Aleppo, Damascus (July 1920); Prince Faysal left country


Wars affecting the French Mandate of Syria, 1920-1946

1920-1921
1920-1921
1925-1927
1927
1940-1941
1945
1945
Armed Resistance against French Occupation in Alawite area around Latakia
Franco-Turkish War, over Cilicia, Kurdistan
Great Revolt beginning on Jabal Druse and spreading to Damascus, which the French temporarily evacuated
Kurdish rebellion in northern Syria
World War II; Syria unilaterally declared independence, was reoccupied
Syria declared War on Germany (Feb.; Germany surrendered in May)
Skirmishes between French and Syrian Forces (May)


Wars of the Republic of Syria, since 1946

1948-1949
1949
1953-1954
1957
1962
1963
1964
1966
1967
1970
1970
1973
1973
1975-1991
1980
1982
1991
First Arab-Israeli War
Three Military Coups d'Etat
Druse Rebellion
Turkish-Syrian Border Incidents
Coup d'Etat
Coup d'Etat
Urban unrest quelled by armed forces (Hamah)
Coup d'Etat
Arab-Israeli War; loss of Golan Heights
Jordan : Black September (Jordanian Army fought PLO Fedayeen; Syria sent 200 tanks to support the latter)
Coup d'Etat
Anti-Govt. Riots in Hamah, Homs
Arab-Israeli War (Yom-Kippur War)
Lebanese Civil War, with Syrian involvement
Muslim Brotherhood Insurrection in Aleppo
Muslim Brotherhood Insurrection in Hamah
Second Gulf War; Syria part of the coalition which liberated Iraq









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