Geography of Syria

Can you answer these questions about the geography of Syria?
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What is the capital of Syria?
Damascus
What is Syria's most populous city by city proper?
Aleppo
What is the name of the above in Arabic?
Halab
What body of water does Syria border?
Mediterranean Sea
What is the main port of Syria on the above?
Latakia
What is the longest river in Syria?
Euphrates
What large reservoir is built on that river by the Tabqa Dam?
(hint: nation's president)
Lake Assad
What region includes Syria, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon?
Levant
What country does Syria share its longest border with?
Turkey
What river makes Syria's extreme northeastern border with that country?
Tigris
What ancient vegetation area was Syria part of, also known as the "cradle of civilization"?
Fertile Crescent
What political party currently controls the Syrian government?
Ba'ath
What is the main ethnic group of the people who founded the Rojava autonomous region?
Kurds
What area did Israel take from Syria during the Six-Day War?
Golan Heights
Put on your thinking cap ...what desert covers most of Syria?
Syrian Desert
What city, startin with R, did the ISIL make their capital in 2014?
Raqqa
What mosque in the capital is Syria's largest and one of world's oldest?
(hint: namesake of a major Islamic caliphate)
Umayyad Mosque
What is the third-largest city in Syria, formerly known as Emesa?
Homs
Put on your thinking cap ... what mountain range makes most of
Syria's border with Lebanon?
Anti-Lebanon
Mountains
What city, starting with I, is considered the seat of the Syrian Salvation Government?
Idlib
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