List of wars involving Syria

This is a list of wars involving the Arab Republic of Syria since independence, including periods of the Arab Kingdom of Syria (1920), Mandatory Syrian Republic, Syrian Republic (1946–63), United Arab Republic (1958–61) and Ba'athist Syria.

Conflict Syria
and allies
Opponents Outcome Head of State
Franco-Syrian War
Flag of Kingdom of Syria (1920-03-08 to 1920-07-24).svg Syria  France Defeat
King Faisal
Great Syrian Revolt
Flag of Kingdom of Syria (1920-03-08 to 1920-07-24).svg Syrian rebels  France Defeat
  • Revolt crushed
Levant Crisis
Syria Syria  France Victory
  • British-enforced ceasefire[2]
Shukri al-Quwatli
First Arab–Israeli War
Egypt Egypt
Jordan Transjordan
Syria Syria
Saudi Arabia
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg HWA
Arab League ALA
 Israel Defeat
First Iraqi–Kurdish War
KDP Stalemate
Lu'ay al-Atassi
Six-Day War
 Israel Defeat
Nureddin al-Atassi
Black September
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO
 Jordan Defeat
  • PLO expelled to Lebanon, Syrian raid repelled
October War
Iraq Iraq
Morocco Morocco
 Saudi Arabia
 Israel Defeat[3]
Hafez al-Assad
Islamist uprising in Syria
Syria Government of Syria Muslim Brotherhood Government victory
  • Muslim Brotherhood outlawed
Lebanese Civil War
Arab League ADF (until 1979)
LF (until 1976)
Lebanon LNM (from 1976)
Lebanon Jammoul
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO (1978–83)
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Lebanon LNM (until 1976)
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO (1976 and 1985)
 United States
 United Kingdom
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah (1987)
Gulf War
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates
Iraq Victory
Syrian Civil War
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Syrian Opposition
Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Ahrar al-Sham
Tahrir al-Sham
Flag of Rojava.svg Northern Syria
Seal of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.svg CJTF–OIR
Bashar al-Assad

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  1. ^ The revolt was effectively led by Sultan al-Atrash
  2. ^ Wall, Irwin M. The United States and the Making of Postwar France, 1945–1954, pp. 32–33. Cambridge University Press, 1991.
  3. ^ References: