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
(1920)
Flag of Kingdom of Syria (1920-03-08 to 1920-07-24).svg Syria  France Defeat
King Faisal
Great Syrian Revolt
(1925–1927)
Flag of Kingdom of Syria (1920-03-08 to 1920-07-24).svg Syrian rebels  France Defeat
  • Revolt crushed
None[1]
Levant Crisis
(1945)
Syria Syria  France Victory
  • British-enforced ceasefire[2]
Shukri al-Quwatli
First Arab–Israeli War
(1948–1949)
Egypt Egypt
 Iraq
Jordan Transjordan
Syria Syria
 Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg HWA
Arab League ALA
 Israel Defeat
First Iraqi–Kurdish War
(1963–1970)
 Iraq
 Syria
KDP Stalemate
Lu'ay al-Atassi
Six-Day War
(1967)
 Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
Iraq
 Lebanon
 Israel Defeat
Nureddin al-Atassi
Black September
(1970)
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO
 Syria
 Jordan Defeat
  • PLO expelled to Lebanon, Syrian raid repelled
October War
(1973)
 Egypt
 Syria
Iraq Iraq
 Jordan
 Algeria
Morocco Morocco
 Saudi Arabia
 Cuba
 Israel Defeat[3]
Hafez al-Assad
Islamist uprising in Syria
(1979–1982)
Syria Government of Syria Muslim Brotherhood Government victory
  • Muslim Brotherhood outlawed
Lebanese Civil War
(1975–1990)
 Syria
Arab League ADF (until 1979)
LF (until 1976)
Lebanon LNM (from 1976)
Lebanon Jammoul
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO (1978–83)
Amal
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
 Iran
Al-Tawhid
Lebanon LNM (until 1976)
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO (1976 and 1985)
LF
SLA
 Israel
 United States
 France
 Italy
 United Kingdom
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah (1987)
Victory
Gulf War
(1990–1991)
 Kuwait
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Saudi Arabia
 France
 Canada
 Egypt
 Syria
 Oman
 Pakistan
 United Arab Emirates
 Qatar
 Australia
Iraq Victory
Syrian Civil War
(2011–present)
 Syria
 Russia
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
 Iran
Syrian Opposition
 Turkey
Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Ahrar al-Sham
Tahrir al-Sham
 ISIL
Flag of Rojava.svg Northern Syria
Seal of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.svg CJTF–OIR
Ongoing
Bashar al-Assad

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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: