Syrian Desert

The Syrian Desert, or Southeastern Desert, is a vast and sparsely populated region in southeastern . It is the basin of the river Euphrates. It consists of the districts Ar-Raqqa, Al-Hassakeh, Deir az-Zur and parts of the provinces of Muḥafaẓat Ḥimṣ, Muḥāfaẓat Ḥamāh and Rif Dimashq.

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was the only oasis in and perhaps the only truly tourist town.


is a city in . Its name may also be spelled Deir-ez-Zor, Deir Ezzor or any number of other variations.

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