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Syria Military 2008

Military branches: Syrian Armed Forces: Syrian Arab Army, Syrian Arab Navy, Syrian Arab Air and Air Defense Forces (includes Air Defense Command) (2008)
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 16-49: 5,251,875 females age 16-49: 4,966,367 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 4,242,401 females age 16-49: 4,218,648 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 215,734 female: 203,106 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 5.9% of GDP (2005 est.)

NOTE: The military information regarding Syria on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Syria Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Syria Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.