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  • Byzantine Empire (now Syria)
    Sunday Nov 29, 533
    Disasters with highest death tolls

    533 Aleppo Earthquake

    Byzantine Empire (now Syria)
    Sunday Nov 29, 533

    533 Aleppo earthquake occurred on November 29, 533 in Byzantine Empire (now Syria), there were an estimated 130,000 deaths.




  • Abbasid Caliphate (now Syria)
    Sunday Sep 18, 844
    Disasters with highest death tolls

    844 Damascus Earthquake

    Abbasid Caliphate (now Syria)
    Sunday Sep 18, 844

    844 Damascus earthquake occurred on September 18, 844, in Abbasid Caliphate (now Syria), there were an estimated 50,000 deaths.




  • Zengid dynasty (now Syria)
    Tuesday Oct 11, 1138
    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1138 Aleppo Earthquake

    Zengid dynasty (now Syria)
    Tuesday Oct 11, 1138

    The 1138 Aleppo earthquake was among the deadliest earthquakes in history. Its name was taken from the city of Aleppo, in northern Syria, where the most casualties were sustained. The quake occurred on 11 October 1138 and was preceded by a smaller quake on the 10th. However, the figure of 230,000 dead is based on a historical conflation of this earthquake with earthquakes in November 1137 on the Jazira plain and the large seismic event of 30 September 1139 in the Transcaucasian city of Ganja. The first mention of a 230,000 death toll was by Ibn Taghribirdi in the fifteenth century.




  • Syria and Lebanon
    Sunday Jun 8, 1941
    World War II

    Syria–Lebanon campaign

    Syria and Lebanon
    Sunday Jun 8, 1941

    Between June and July, United Kingdom invaded and occupied the French possessions Syria and Lebanon (8 June – 14 July 1941), with the assistance of the Free French.




  • Damascus, Syria
    Sunday May 20, 1945
    Charles de Gaulle

    French artillery and warplanes fired on demonstrators in Damascus

    Damascus, Syria
    Sunday May 20, 1945

    On 20 May, French artillery and warplanes fired on demonstrators in Damascus. After several days, upwards of 800 Syrians lay dead.




  • Damascus, Syria
    Thursday May 31, 1945
    Charles de Gaulle

    Churchill told de Gaulle "immediately to order French troops to the ceasefire"

    Damascus, Syria
    Thursday May 31, 1945

    On 31 May, Churchill told de Gaulle "immediately to order French troops to cease fire and withdraw to their barracks". British forces moved in and forced the French to withdraw from the city; they were then escorted and confined to barracks.




  • Syria
    Wednesday May 18, 2011
    Qasem Soleimani

    Soleimani was sanctioned again

    Syria
    Wednesday May 18, 2011

    On 18 May 2011, he was sanctioned again by the U.S. along with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and other senior Syrian officials due to his alleged involvement in providing material support to the Syrian government.


  • Syria
    Wednesday Sep 30, 2015
    Vladimir Putin

    The War in Syria

    Syria
    Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

    On 30 September 2015, President Putin authorized Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War, following a formal request by the Syrian government for military help against rebel and jihadist groups.


  • Syria
    Monday Jan 13, 2020
    Qasem Soleimani

    The Champion of the Syrian Arab Republic

    Syria
    Monday Jan 13, 2020

    On 13 January 2020, Syrian Minister of Defense, Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, presented the medal of "The Champion of the Syrian Arab Republic", which President Bashar Al-Assad granted posthumously to Qassem Soleimani, to his Iranian counterpart, Amir Hatami.


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