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-# @(#)asia 8.23
+# @(#)asia 8.24
# <pre>
# This data is by no means authoritative; if you think you know better,
@@ -1957,8 +1957,20 @@ Rule Syria 2007 only - Nov Fri>=1 0:00 0 -
# compilers can't handle or having multiple Rules (a la Israel).
# For now, use "Apr Fri>=1", and go with IATA on a uniform Sep 30 end.
+# From Steffen Thorsen (2008-10-07):
+# Syria has now officially decided to end DST on 2008-11-01 this year,
+# according to the following article in the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
+#
+# The article is in Arabic, and seems to tell that they will go back to
+# winter time on 2008-11-01 at 00:00 local daylight time (delaying/setting
+# clocks back 60 minutes).
+#
+# <a href="http://sana.sy/ara/2/2008/10/07/195459.htm">
+# http://sana.sy/ara/2/2008/10/07/195459.htm
+# </a>
+
Rule Syria 2008 max - Apr Fri>=1 0:00 1:00 S
-Rule Syria 2008 max - Oct 1 0:00 0 -
+Rule Syria 2008 max - Nov 1 0:00 0 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Damascus 2:25:12 - LMT 1920 # Dimashq