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    Syria Transnational Issues - 2006

      Disputes - international:
      Golan Heights is Israeli-occupied with the almost 1,000-strong UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) patrolling a buffer zone since 1964; Lebanon claims Shaba'a farms in Golan Heights; international pressure prompts the removal of Syrian troops and intelligence personnel stationed in Lebanon since October 1976; 2004 Agreement and pending demarcation settles border dispute with Jordan

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 432,048 (Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA)) 14,391 (Iraq)
      IDPs: 170,000 (most displaced from Golan Heights during 1967 Arab-Israeli War) (2005)

      Illicit drugs:
      a transit point for opiates and hashish bound for regional and Western markets; weak anti-money-laundering controls and bank privatization may leave it vulnerable to money-laundering

      NOTE: The information regarding Syria on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Syria Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Syria Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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