Of Course, at 1988 Syria was divided by two regions, one as named as Mount lebanon, was Our Ancestor´s region when he borns. But the country was Turkey. (Othoman Empire).
I know some friends who lives in my City, and for example i know a Girl with the surname of AtiyeYounes, she told me its a Syrian Surname, and I told her it is not Syrian, its a lebanes Surname. In fact she gave me the reason Because her relatives came from Syria at 1904. She show me an Original Turkish passport, and for them Syrians was the same if they live at the Mountains Region or in the Eastern Dessert. When i was asking to my Grandfather he told me he came from The Mountains of Lebanon, the Cedars Region.
The lebanes has a great Culture and traditions since Centuries ago. We are known by the Good Food, and we like to Eat as a good Pleasure!