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
Flag of Kingdom of Syria (1920-03-08 to 1920-07-24).svg Kingdom of Syria  France Defeat
King Faisal
Great Syrian Revolt
Flag of Kingdom of Syria (1920-03-08 to 1920-07-24).svg Syrian rebels  France Defeat
  • French forces put down the revolt.
First Arab-Israeli War
Egypt Egypt
Jordan Transjordan
Syria Syria
Saudi Arabia
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg HWA
Arab League ALA
 Israel Defeat
Shukri al-Quwatli
First Kurdish–Iraqi War
KDP Stalemate
Lu'ay al-Atassi
Six-Day War
 Israel Defeat
Nureddin al-Atassi
Black September in Jordan
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO
 Jordan Defeat
  • PLO driven out to Lebanon, Syrian withdrawal.
October War
Iraq Iraq
Morocco Morocco
 Saudi Arabia
 Israel Defeat[2]
Hafez al-Assad
Islamist uprising in Syria
Syrian Government Muslim Brotherhood Government victory
  • Muslim Brotherhood outlawed.
Lebanese Civil War
Arab League ADF (until 1979)
LF (until 1976)
Lebanon LNM (from 1976)
Lebanon Jammoul
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO (1978-83)
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Lebanon LNM (until 1976)
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO (1976 and 1985)
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
 United Kingdom
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah (1987)
Gulf War
United States
 United Kingdom
 Saudi Arabia
Iraq Victory
Syrian Civil War
Syrian Government
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Syrian Opposition
Army of Conquest
 Iraqi Kurdistan
CJTF–OIR (against ISIL)
Bashar al-Assad


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