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Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website shows the flag of the Muhafazah (province) of Dimashq (Damascus) and Al Hasakah. The source given is "Bacci." I wonder if the Damascus flag is intended for vertical hoisting – i.e. with the depicted building looking right-side up.
Santiago Dotor, 08 Nov 2001
"Bacci" is a (snail) mail contact of my co-author Falko Schmidt in "Administrative Divisions of the World," living in Argentina. The source consists of several photocopies showing the flags.
Dirk Schönberger, 08 Nov 2001
Here is a scan of the original source. You see that the symbol is drawn upright, but there is a flag staff drawn at the top of the flag. The caption below the flag drawing reads "FLAG OF DAMASCUS MOUHAFAZAT (PROVINCE)" in handwritten Latin letters.
Dirk Schönberger, 19-26 Nov 2001
On the flag itself, the inscription is Dimashq el-Asad ("Damascus the Lion," Assad being also the name of the Syrian president). I believe it shows the great mosque of Damascus.
Dov Gutterman, 19 Nov 2001