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Syria: Military

Military Syria
Military branches:
Syrian Arab Army, Syrian Arab Navy, Syrian Arab Air Force (includes Air Defense Forces), Police and Security Force
Military manpower - military age:
19 years of age (2003 est.)
Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 4,715,386 (2003 est.)
Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 2,629,148 (2003 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 210,941 (2003 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)

Also See:

Background & Country Profile
Transnational Issues & International Disputes


Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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