The President of Syria is commander in chief of the Syrian armed forces, comprising some 320,000 troops upon mobilization.
Main Battle Tanks
4,700 (2004 est.)
 Current Structure and Organization of the Syrian Army
- 200,000 personnel plus 280,000 conscripts, total 480,000
- 3 Corps HQ (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
- 7 armoured divisions (apparently 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th)
- 3 understrength mechanised divisions (4th, 7th, and 10th)
- 4 independent infantry brigades
- 14th Special Forces Division with 3 SF regiments; ten independent regiments
- 2 independent artillery brigades
- 2 independent anti-tank brigades
- Three Surface-to-surface missile brigades (each three battalions)(one brigade with FROG-7, one brigade with SS-21 Scarab, one brigade with Scud-B/C/D)
- Two coastal defence missile brigades (one with 12 SS-C-1B Sepal launchers, one with 12 P-15 Termit launchers, alternative designation SS-C-3 'Styx'). Also they are strong rumors that Syria received C-802 systems and 100 missiles from Iran.
- One border guard brigade
- One Republican Guard division (one artillery regiment, one mechanised brigade, three armoured brigades)
Looks pretty puny to me when a couple of tactical nukes would wipe them out rather quickly. ;) Our Airforce would destroy all their battle tanks within the 1st week if not less. ;) Syria as I said is PUNY. Only one ignorant around here is you not realizing the HUGE power America has to destroy a country at will. ;) We've lost more men/boys to POLICING action than we ever lost during what was called a war. I thought in a war the enemy fought back. lol Iraq was obliterated during the war portion. lol
And just to show you how PUNY Syria is:
The Iran-Iraq War ended with Iraq fielding the world's 4th largest military, with more than 70 army divisions and over 700 aircraft within its air forcethanks to funding from the surrounding Gulf states and billions in loans and funding given or secured by the US State Department to support Iraq's war with Iran. Losses during the invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent ejection of Iraqi forces from Kuwait by a United Nations coalition resulted in the reduction of Iraq's ground forces to 23 divisions and the air force to less than 300 aircraft. Military and economic sanctions prevent Iraq from rebuilding its military power. Iraq maintained a standing military of about 375,000 troops.
Now maybe you should go do your own research before you start calling someone ignorant B**!
< Message edited by ravinhood -- 7/12/2007 12:19:50 PM >