In the past I have found different numbers of T-72 tanks in Czechoslovak army. One of the better numbers counted that exported 78 tanks in total number of received tanks in the army. While these tanks were exported to Syria at the end the information provided by says that czechoslovak report according to CFE treaty on 19th November 1990 declared 897 T-72 tanks in service. Syria thus probably at first received its original order and only later these