Facts in brief:
Ruled by Romans until capture of Syria by Arabs in 635; taken for kingdom of Jerusalem by Baldwin I in 1110; taken by Saracens in 1291;
ruled by Druses but belonged to Ottoman Empire; went to Egypt, then to British & French for Turks 1840, to French 1918.
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