Don't get it twisted... I'm still contemplating Mesopotamia... Syria being geographically part of this Ancient landscape. In todays mess of the Middle East, a new Baghdad has sprouted in Damascus.
I found some interesting studies about the mass exodus of Iraqi Refugees in Syria. Check it out, you'll learn about 1.5 million new things.
STUDY ON IRAQI REFUGEES BY HUMANRIGHTSFIRST.ORG
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ON THE IRAQI REFUGEE CRISIS