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Syria Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. Department of State

Apr 15, 2008

This Travel Warning alerts U.S. citizens to ongoing safety and security concerns in Syria.  American citizens are urged to thoroughly consider the risks of travel to Syria and to take adequate precautions to ensure their safety.  This supersedes the Travel Warning for Syria issued on September 18, 2007.

A number of terrorist groups that oppose U.S. policies have offices in Syria.  Since 1979, the United States has designated Syria a State Sponsor of Terrorism due to its support for organizations such as Hizbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  In addition, other extremist groups are present in Syria.  These groups have the potential to be either the targets of or perpetrators of acts of violence.  On February 12, 2008, an explosion occurred in the residential Kafer Soseh neighborhood of Damascus, killing Imad Moughniyeh, a senior Hizbollah operative.  In 2006, the U.S. Embassy in Damascus was attacked by terrorists armed with guns, grenades, and a car bomb.  The Syrian Government has allowed anti-U.S. demonstrations to occur; the latest was on March 3, 2008.  Anti-U.S. demonstrations date back to September 2005, some of which have turned violent and led to damage to Western embassies, including the U.S. Embassy.    

U.S. citizens who remain in or travel to Syria are encouraged to register at the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, and to obtain updated information on travel and security in Syria.  Americans in Syria should exercise caution and take prudent measures to maintain their security.  These measures include being aware of their surroundings, avoiding crowds and demonstrations, keeping a low profile, varying times and routes for all travel, and ensuring travel documents are current. 

U.S. consular personnel remain available to provide emergency information and services to American citizens. The U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria, is located at 2, Al-Mansour St., Abu Roumaneh. The Embassy telephone number is (963) (11) 3391-4444, fax (963) (11) 331-9678, e-mail: American citizens may register with the Embassy online by visiting https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs. Additional information may be found on the Embassy website at http://usembassy.state.gov/damascus.

Updated information on travel and security in Syria may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada or, from overseas, 1-202-501-4444.  Additional details can be found in the Department of State's Country Specific Information for Syria, and the Worldwide Caution, which are available on the Department's Internet website at http://travel.state.gov.

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Debugging Information
ColdFusion Server Enterprise 9,0,2,282541
Template /trv.cfm
Time Stamp 05-Jun-20 07:19 PM
Locale English (US)
User Agent CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
Remote IP 173.245.54.69
Host Name 173.245.54.69


Execution Time

Total Time Avg Time Count Template
55 ms 55 ms 1 top level /home/www/html/trv.cfm
41 ms 41 ms 1 /home/www/html/navsidesbottom_rdesign4.cfm
39 ms 39 ms 1 /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm
39 ms 39 ms 1 /home/www/html/navrightmidcolumn_rdesign4.cfm
10 ms 10 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm
4 ms 4 ms 1 /home/www/html/Application.cfm
4 ms 4 ms 1 /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm
1 ms 1 ms 2 /home/www/html/navinjection.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottommobilenav_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottomnav_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/constants.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/navlikeandmore.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/datasources.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/ibkey.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm
1 ms  STARTUP, PARSING, COMPILING, LOADING, & SHUTDOWN
60 ms  TOTAL EXECUTION TIME
red = over 250 ms average execution time


SQL Queries

GeneralSet (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=1, Cached Query) in /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
  SELECT * FROM genset 
WHERE dbname = "ee"
UpdateUserVisits (Datasource=forum, Time=2ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/Application.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
      	  UPDATE users
      	  SET uservisits = uservisits + 1              
       	  WHERE username = 'guest'
    	
getArticle2 (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/trv.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	Select *
	From articles
	Where articleID = 3033 
countrystatus (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/trv.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	Select articlePlacement.networkID
	From articles, articlePlacement, Networks
	Where articlePlacement.articleID = 3033 
	and articles.articleID = 3033 
	and articlePlacement.networkID = Networks.networkID 
UpdateImpressions (Datasource=expert, Time=2ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/trv.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
  UPDATE articles
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	Where articleID = 3033 
GetNetworks (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=153, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	Select *
	From Networks
	where isCity = 'country'
	order by networkname
getname (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	Select networkname, forumLink, frmid, networktype, isCity, hot, networkID, usekeywords, metatitle, shortname, shortnamecap
	From Networks
	Where networkID = 159 
getcities (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	Select *
	From citynetworks
	Where networkID = 159
	and status <> 'hold'
	ORDER by city
GetForums (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=154, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
  SELECT f.frmid, frmname, f.catid
  FROM forums f
  WHERE dbname = "ee"
and frmname <> "ee"
and frmname <> "Ecuador Welcome Forum"
and f.catid = 2
  GROUP BY f.frmid
  ORDER BY frmname
checklog (Datasource=stats, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT *
FROM tracking
WHERE ipaddress = '173.245.54.69'
and logtime > "2020-06-05 00:00:00.000"
and logtime < "2020-06-05 23:59:59.999"
ORDER BY logtime DESC
gettower (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=2) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	Select *
	From banners
	WHERE status <> "hold"
	AND position = "eesubtower"
	and weight > 7
    and toDate > "2020-06-04"
    and fromDate < "2020-06-05"
UpdatePageViews (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
  UPDATE banners
  SET impressions = impressions + 1
  WHERE bannerid = 864 
gettopbanner (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	Select *
	From banners
	WHERE status <> "hold"
	AND (position = "eebanner")
	and weight = 7
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    and fromDate < "2020-06-05"
gettopbanner (Datasource=expert, Time=2ms, Records=2) in /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	Select *
	From banners
	WHERE status <> "hold"
	AND (position = "eebanner")
    and toDate > "2020-06-04"
    and fromDate < "2020-06-05"
UpdatePageViews (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
  UPDATE banners
  SET impressions = impressions + 1
  WHERE bannerid = 862 
getpropertyslugs (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT *
FROM topics
WHERE topicid = 6
getclass (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=71, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	SELECT DISTINCT answersphoto.photo, answersphoto.answerid, answersphoto.qid, answers.rid, allreports.networkname, allreports.networkid, allreports.city, allreports.state
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getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
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getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
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getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '77896'
	AND answerstext.qid = 114
getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
FROM Networks
WHERE networkid = '115'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 133
AND answersmc.answerid = '77896'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
AND answersmc.answerid = '77896'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 132
AND answersmc.answerid = '77896'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '77766'
	AND answerstext.qid = 109
getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '77766'
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getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '77766'
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getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
FROM Networks
WHERE networkid = '87'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 133
AND answersmc.answerid = '77766'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
AND answersmc.answerid = '77766'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 132
AND answersmc.answerid = '77766'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '68604'
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getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
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getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
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getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
FROM Networks
WHERE networkid = '28'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
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getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
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WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
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getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 132
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GetCountryList (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=96) in /home/www/html/navsidesbottom_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:19:13.013
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