Syrian Desert

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Syrian Desert

A desert region of northern Arabia occupying northern Saudi Arabia, western Iraq, southeast Syria, and eastern Jordan. It is crossed by a number of oil pipelines.
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Syr′ian Des′ert

a desert in N Saudi Arabia, SE Syria, W Iraq, and NE Jordan. ab. 125,000 sq. mi. (323,750 sq. km).
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Noun1.Syrian Desert - a desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan - an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
Great Arabian Desert, Arabian Desert - a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
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Ambushes and hit-and-run attacks have continued in both countries, with IS jihadists still scattered in the Syrian desert.
Despite that Syrian Arab army has aborted the dream of the alleged caliphate state, which Daesh terrorist organization and its sponsors want to impose on the Syrians, but Washington, which occupies al-Tanaf area, is trying to protect what has remained of the terrorists of "Daesh" in the Syrian Desert, provide logistic support to other terrorist groups that besiege the inhabitants in the Rukban camp, ignoring the reality that the "occupation will disappear", as the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army continue their national missions until purifying all Syrian territories from terrorism and its sponsors.
Islamic State group jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in the Syrian Desert, in what a monitoring group described Saturday as their deadliest operation since the fall of the "caliphate".
These children of African, Asian and European descent were born in Baghouz, in eastern Syria, a former ISIS stronghold on the border with Iraq, and evacuated from ISIS camps in the Syrian desert. Some of them are orphans, but others are visited by their mothers who remain captive in nearby camps.
The cache was contained in a hard drive dropped by an IS sleeper cell during a firefight with local forces in the Syrian desert in February.
Walsh is not convinced that the cult of Mithra--with temples stretching from the Syrian Desert to Hadrian's Wall--vanished abruptly from the Roman Empire at the rise of Constantine and Christianity.
The remnants of the terrorist group, possibly thousands in number, are scattered in the Syrian desert and Iraqi villages.
A The Gobi desert B The Libyan desert C The Sahara desert D The Syrian desert 14.
In addition to the enclave in eastern Syria, they control a section of the Syrian desert stretching from the center of the country to Deir al-Zour, where there are sporadic confrontations between its gunmen on the one hand and government and allied forces on the other./ End
Over 80 per cent of reserves of gas and oil are concentrated in the Syrian desert and the coast, and only about 12 per cent is on the island, contrary to what is known and traded.
A UN convoy carrying much-needed humanitarian assistance arrived Saturday at a refugee camp in the Syrian desert near the Jordanian border, a war monitor reported.
NNA - Hezbollah received Saturday the bodies of five of its martyrs who lost their lives in an ambush in the Syrian Desert, after nearly 10 months of being away from home.

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