Last modified: 2012-08-20 by eugene ipavec
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Here are two screenshots of Syrian flags from a July 19 Al-Jazeera news broadcast. The image shows a row of four flags, all of them military-related.
Esteban Rivera, 19 Jul 2012
Navy, ?, army, air force. Nice catch; we are lucky to have a chance to document these now, given that they are likely to be toast soon along with the institutions they represent.
Eugene Ipavec, 19 Jul 2012
It looks like the second flag from the left, which is based on the Syrian national flag, but has extra text and a coat-of-arms in the upper hoist.
Since the news report is about the death of the Defence Minister and his replacement, it seems like the flag might be the Defence Ministry (or Minister's) standard.
"Andy S.", 21 Jul 2012
On the Warflags website, the flags of the United Arab Republic of 1958-61 are shown. The Air Force ensign is almost identical to the current Syrian Air Force ensign [below], which leads me to suspect other Syrian military flags might also be carryovers from the UAR period (as is, most prominently, the current Syrian national flag).
Eugene Ipavec, 27 Aug 2007
This photo shows a Syrian military colour (or ceremonial flag) during a parade in the Syrian army academy (photo taken presumably in the 1970's). The flag is a horizontal triband (light-dark-light) with a device in the center and fringe around.Source: Kampf-Magazin 8: Östliche Allianz – Nahost, Eshel-Dramit (Hod Hasharon), 1980. p. 8.
Marcus Schmöger, 01 May 1997