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Syria. 2003 ‘Restricted Firearms.’ National Report of Syria on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 3. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Syria to the United Nations. 7 July
[I]t should be noted here that the only types of small arms and light weapons for which permits may be issued are automatic military revolvers and hunting rifles.
Permits may not be issued for military guns or any type of machine gun and are completely forbidden for all types of explosives…