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Teshreen Sport Club, Latakia (Syria)

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[Teshreen Sport Club, Latakia (Syria)]

[Teshreen Sport Club, Latakia (Syria)]

[Teshreen Sport Club, Latakia (Syria)]


images by Marcus Schmöger

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In and near the city of Latakia (Syria) I saw three red/yellow flags I could not identify:

  1. simple horizontal red over yellow;
  2. divided horizontally and vertically, with the upper hoist quarter and the lower fly quarter red, the other two quarters yellow;
  3. a yellow Scandinavian cross on red, just like Scania.
I suspect that these flags could be some symbol for the Islamic confession (or sect) of Alawites, who live mainly there in the northwestern part of Syria. In spite of being a minority they are very influential, as the Syrian president Hafez al Assad is an Alawite.

Marcus Schmöger, 09 May 1997

I want to tell that the flags you suspected of being a symbol of the Alawites actually relate to a sport club in Lattakia, called "Teshreen" ("October").

Mohamad Mahmoud, 22 Feb 1999