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Damascus International Airport, seen in 2007 (Photo: Bangin (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Flying a War Torn Flag: Syrian Aviation Faces the Civil War

For years, Middle Eastern air carriers have been impacted by various conflicts in the region. However, some of the greatest impact is felt in the war-torn country of Syria. Syrian aviation has been confronted with the complicated issue of how to continue air carrier service while the Syrian Civil War is still waging, now for over six years. Despite the bloodshed and lack of a clear political structure, some carriers continue to operate and fly the Syrian flag. A Strong…