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Military power of Syria & Iraq

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Syria vs Iraq

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Country: Syria (SY) Iraq (IQ)
Capital: Damascus Baghdad
Population: 17,500,657 38,433,600
Area: 185,180 km2 437,072 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1.8 billion $ 7.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 3.5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 169,000 650,000
Reserve personnel: 0 553,000
Available for military: 11,550,000 11,700,000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4,156 309
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,810 4,631
Total artillery: 3,156 194
Self-propelled artillery: 424 44
Rocket artillery: 582 30

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 518 285
Fighter aircraft: 110 0
Multirole aircraf: 40 34
Attack aircraft: 96 55
Helicopters: 167 156
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 37 59
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 0 0

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Nuclear weapons

Syria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.