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    Syria Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Syrian Armed Forces: Syrian Arab Army, Syrian Arab Navy, Syrian Arab Air and Air Defense Force (includes Air Defense Command) (2005)

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 30 months (18 months in the Syrian Arab Navy); women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 4,356,413
      females age 18-49: 4,123,339 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 3,453,888
      females age 18-49: 3,421,558 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 225,113
      females age 18-49: 211,829 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $858 million (FY00 est.); note - based on official budget data that may understate actual spending

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      5.9% (FY00)

      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 Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Syria Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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