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Syria is a country located in Middle East with an area of 185,180 km2 (land boundries: 2,363 km and costline 193 km). The capital of Syria is Damascus. The number of inhabitants is 17,500,657.

The SAF's inventory is comprised mostly of Russian and Soviet-era equipment. Russia has supplied nearly all of Syria's imported weapons systems, although China and Iran have also provided military equipment.

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (North Atlantic Alliance) is an intergovernmental military alliance which was signed in Washington on 4 April 1949. NATO is a system of collective security: its independent member states agree to defend each other against attacks by others countries. NATO's main headquarters are located in Brussels. The following twelve states signed the treaty and became the founding members: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States. The following states joined the treaty after 1949: Greece, Germany, Turkey and Spain. Members who joined after the dissolution of the Soviet Union: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Before and during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, several NATO countries sent army to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank. Alliance had deployed 40,000 troops along its 2,500 kilometres long Eastern flank to deter possible Russian aggression. On 5 July the North Atlantic Alliance members signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland and formally approved the decisions of the NATO summit.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1.8 billion $ 1045.1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 169,000 3,157,548
Reserve personnel: 0 2,268,131
Available for military: 11,550,000 205,748,175

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 3,507 13,936
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,639 85,009
Total artillery: 3,343 12,152
Self-propelled artillery: 502 4,238
Rocket artillery: 691 2,423

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 470 20,941
Fighter aircraft: 108 1,104
Multirole aircraft: 29 3,531
Attack aircraft: 90 728
Helicopters: 171 8,266
UCAV (combat drone): 0 551

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 43 1,746
Aircraftcarriers: 0 28
Destroyers: 0 119
Frigates: 0 113
Corvettes: 0 52
Submarines: 0 144

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Syria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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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.

NATO

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