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Syrian Arab Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 5. Definition of Civilians
On the basis of a statement by the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs before the UN General Assembly in 1997, the Report on the Practice of the Syrian Arab Republic asserts that the Syrian Arab Republic considers that the definition provided in Article 50 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I is part of customary international law. 
Report on the Practice of the Syrian Arab Republic, 1997, Chapter 1.1, referring to Statement by the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs before the UN General Assembly, 1 October 1997.