List of wars involving Syria

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This is a list of wars that independent Syria has been involved in since independence, including periods of the Arab Kingdom of Syria (1920), Syrian Republic (1930–58), 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 Kingdom of Syria  France Defeat
King Faisal
Great Syrian Revolt
(1925–1927)
Syrian Arab rebels  France Defeat
  • French forces put down the revolt.
None[1]
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
Shukri al-Quwatli
First Kurdish–Iraqi 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 in Jordan
(1970)
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO
 Syria
 Jordan Defeat
  • PLO driven out to Lebanon, Syrian withdrawal.
October War
(1973)
 Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
Iraq Iraq
 Algeria
Morocco Morocco
 Saudi Arabia
 Kuwait
 Cuba
 Tunisia
 Israel Defeat[2]
Hafez al-Assad
Islamist uprising in Syria
(1979–1982)
Syrian Government Muslim Brotherhood Government victory
  • Muslim Brotherhood outlawed.
Lebanese Civil War
(1976–1990)
 Syria
Arab League ADF
LF (until 1976)
Lebanon LNM (from 1976)
Lebanon LNRF
Amal
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO (1978-1983)
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Al-Tawhid
Lebanon LNM (until 1976)
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO (1976 and 1985)
LF
 Israel
SLA
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
 France
 Italy
 United Kingdom
Victory
Gulf War
(1990–1991)
 Kuwait
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
 United Kingdom
 Saudi Arabia
 France
 Canada
 Egypt
 Syria
 Morocco
 Oman
 Qatar
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg Iraq Victory
Syrian Civil War
(2011–)
Syrian Government
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
 Iran
 Russia
Syrian Opposition
Army of Conquest
 Rojava
 Iraqi Kurdistan
CJTF–OIR (against ISIL)
 ISIL
Ongoing
Bashar al-Assad

References[edit]

  1. ^ The revolt was effectively led by Sultan al-Atrash
  2. ^ References: