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Syria

Syria is located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula. Syria is a desert with hot and dry summers with moderate winters. It was discovered in 1946. Some of Syria's resources are petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphate, manganese, limestone, and gypsum. Syria has 83 airports and is about 1,001,450 square kilometers. The most commonly played sport in Syria is soccer.

What's going on in Syria?

Crisis in Syria

In Syria people have been complaining because they think they saw silt in their water supply. The fellahin are also complaining that they don't know where all of their silt went. This is a problem to them because they can't work for the landowners if they don't have any fertile land. Some of the fellahin are saying that they should go to a alluvial plain to get some rich fertile soil.
Researchers found that their desalinization system wasn't working. They found out that instead of salt water coming in it was silt. They predicted that there might be some silt in the bottom of the ocean and that it somehow found a way to get up into the water. They are looking at ways to make sure this never happens again.
What are two positives about the Aswan Dam? One positive about the Aswan Dam is that it controls the water needed for fields. Another positive is that it controls the Nile floodwaters. The Aswan Dam can be really helpful to people to make sure that they don't flood.
What are two negatives about the Aswan Dam? One negative about the Aswan Dam is that it blocks the flow of silt. Another negative is that it prevents fresh water from reaching the delta. The Aswan Dam can be a problem for farmers.
What are three facts about the Sahara desert? One fact is that it's about the size of the US. Another fact is that it stretches from Egypt to North Africa. The last fact is that Sahara means desert.