Racial Intermixing in Lebanon:
Iraqi mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup distribution is similar to that of Iran, Syria, Palestine, Georgia, and Armenia, whereas it substantially differs from that observed in Arabia. Iraqi Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) haplogroup distribution is similar to that ofLebanon, Turkey, and Syria. No significant differences in Y-DNA variation were observed among Iraqi Arabs, Assyrians, or Kurds.
Syrians are an overall indigenous Levantine people, closely related to their immediate neighbours, like Lebanesepeople, Palestinians, and Jordanians.