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-# @(#)asia 8.25
+# @(#)asia 8.26
# <pre>
# This data is by no means authoritative; if you think you know better,
@@ -1969,8 +1969,29 @@ Rule Syria 2007 only - Nov Fri>=1 0:00 0 -
# http://sana.sy/ara/2/2008/10/07/195459.htm
# </a>
-Rule Syria 2008 max - Apr Fri>=1 0:00 1:00 S
+# From Steffen Thorsen (2009-03-19):
+# Syria will start DST on 2009-03-27 00:00 this year according to many sources,
+# two examples:
+#
+# <a href="http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2009/03/17/217563.htm">
+# http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2009/03/17/217563.htm
+# </a>
+# (English, Syrian Arab News # Agency)
+# <a href="http://thawra.alwehda.gov.sy/_View_news2.asp?FileName=94459258720090318012209">
+# http://thawra.alwehda.gov.sy/_View_news2.asp?FileName=94459258720090318012209
+# </a>
+# (Arabic, gov-site)
+#
+# We have not found any sources saying anything about when DST ends this year.
+#
+# Our summary
+# <a href="http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/syria-dst-starts-march-27-2009.html">
+# http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/syria-dst-starts-march-27-2009.html
+# </a>
+
+Rule Syria 2008 only - Apr Fri>=1 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Syria 2008 max - Nov 1 0:00 0 -
+Rule Syria 2009 max - Mar lastFri 0:00 1:00 S
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Damascus 2:25:12 - LMT 1920 # Dimashq