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375 Articles of interest in Syria

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  • Al-Qusayr, Syria

    Al-Qusayr (Arabic: القصيرLevantine pronunciation: [elʔʊˈsˤeːɾ]; Literary Arabic: [alqʊˈsˤeːr, alqʊˈsˤɑjr]) is a city in western Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate. It is located about 35 kilometers (22 mi) south of Homs and is si…

  • 1138 Aleppo earthquake

    The 1138 Aleppo earthquake was among the deadliest earthquakes in history. Its name was taken from the city of Aleppo, in northern Syria, where the most casualties were sustained. The quake occurred on 11 October 1138 and was preceded by a smaller q…

  • Deir ez-Zor Camps

    The Deir ez-Zor camps were concentration camps in the heart of the Syrian desert where many thousands of Armenian refugees were forced into death marches during the Armenian Genocide. The German consul in Alexandretta, Jesse B.

  • Al-Bab

    Al-Bab (Arabic: الباب‎ / ALA-LC: al-Bāb) is a Syrian city administratively belonging to the Aleppo Governorate. Al-Bab is located northeast of Aleppo and has an area of 30 km². Al-Bab has an altitude of 471 meters.

  • Ain Dara (archaeological site)

    The Ain Dara temple, located near the village of Ain Dara, northwest of Aleppo, Syria, is an Iron Age Syro-Hittite temple noted for its similarities to Solomon's Temple as described in the Hebrew Bible. According to the excavator Ali Abu Assaf, it w…

  • Qardaha

    Qardaha (Arabic: قرداحة‎ / ALA-LC: Qardāḥah) is a village in northwestern Syria, in the mountains overlooking the coastal town of Latakia. Nearby localities include Kilmakho to the west, Bustan al-Basha to the southwest, Harf al-Musaytirah to the so…

  • Barada

    The Barada (Arabic: بردى‎ / ALA-LC: Baradá; Greek: Chrysorrhoas) is the main river of Damascus, the capital city of Syria.

  • Qatna

    Qatna (Arabic قطنا, modern Tell el-Mishrife, Arabic المشرفة) is an archaeological site in the Wadi il-Aswad, a tributary of the Orontes, 18 km northeast of Homs, Syria. It consists in a tell occupying 1 km², which makes it one of the largest Bronze …

  • Maarrat al-Nu'man

    Maarat al-Numaan (Arabic: مَعَرَّة النُّعْمَان ‎) is a city in northwestern Syria, 33 km south of Idlib and 57 km north of Hama, with a population of about 58,008 (2004 census). It is located at the highway between Aleppo and Hama and near the Dead …

  • Battle of al-Qusayr (2012)

    The first of two battles in al-Qusayr was fought by the Syrian army and Shabiha against the Free Syrian Army in the small city of Al-Qusayr, near Homs, during late winter and spring of 2012.

  • Damascus Straight Street

    The Damascus Straight Street; biblical wording, Street Called Straight, (Latin: Via Recta, Arabic: الشارع المستقيمAl-Shāri` al-Mustaqīm) is the Roman street (Decumanus Maximus) that runs from east to west in the old city of Damascus, Syria. It was…

  • Norias of Hama

    The Norias of Hama (Arabic: نواعير حماة‎) are a number of norias ("wheels of pots") along the Orontes River in the city of Hama, Syria. Only seventeen of the original norias remain. They are mostly unused now and serve an aesthetic purpose. They wer…

  • Margat

    Margat, also known as Marqab from the Arabic Qalaat al-Marqab (قلعة المرقب, "Castle of the Watchtower") is a castle near Baniyas, Syria, which was a Crusader fortress and one of the major strongholds of the Knights Hospitaller. It is located around …

  • Jobar

    Jobar (Arabic: جوبر‎) also spelled Jawbar or Joubar, is a municipality of the Syrian capital Damascus. It is historically a village on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, is now a suburb of the capital city. It lies 2 km northeast of the old city wall…

  • Ghouta

    Ghouta (Arabic: غوطة دمشق‎ / ALA-LC: Ghūṭat Dimashq), is a collection of farms in Rif Dimashq close to the eastern part of Damascus, Syria.

  • Al-Malikiyah

    Al-Malikiyah (Arabic: المالكيةAl Mālikiyah, Classical Syriac: ܕܪܝܟ, Dayrik, Kurdish: Dêrika Hemko) is a small Syrian city and the center of an administrative district belonging to Al-Hasakah Governorate. The district constitutes the northeastern c…

  • Al-Salamiyah

    Salamiyah (Arabic: سلميةSalamīya) is a city and district in western Syria, in the Hama Governorate. It is located 33 km southeast of Hama, 45 km northeast of Homs. The city is nicknamed the "mother of Cairo" because it was the birthplace of the se…

  • Baniyas

    Baniyas (Arabic: بانياسBāniyās) is a city in Tartous Governorate, northwestern Syria, located 55 km south of Latakia (ancient Laodicea) and 35 km north of Tartous (ancient Tortosa)

  • Al-Hamidiyah Souq

    Al-Hamidiyah Souq (Arabic: سوق الحميدية‎) is the largest and the central souk in Syria, located inside the old walled city of Damascus next to the Citadel.

  • Darayya

    Darayya (Arabic: داريا‎) is a suburb of Damascus in Syria, the centre of Darayya lying 8 kilometers (5 miles) south-west of the centre of Damascus.

  • Amuda

    Amuda or Amoudah(Arabic: عامودا'Āmūdā, Kurdish: Amûdê) is a town in Al Hasakah Governorate in northeastern Syria. Amuda has a mostly Kurdish population with also a significant Assyrian presence. As of 20 July 2012, the area came under the control …

  • Tishrin Dam

    The Tishrin Dam (Arabic: سد تشرين‎, literally October Dam) is a dam on the Euphrates, located 90 kilometres (56 mi) east of Aleppo in Aleppo Governorate, Syria. The dam is 40 metres (130 ft) high and has 6 water turbines capable of producing 630 MW.…

  • Shahba

    Shahba (Arabic: شهبا‎ / ALA-LC: Shahbā), known in Late Antiquity as Philippopolis, is a city located 87 km south of Damascus in the Jabal el Druze in As-Suwayda Governorate of Syria, but formerly in the Roman province of Arabia Petraea.

  • Fall of Ruad

    The Fall of Ruad in 1302–3 was one of the culminating events of the Crusades in the Eastern Mediterranean. When the garrison on the tiny Isle of Ruad fell, it marked the loss of the last Crusader outpost on the coast of the Levant. Ten years earlier…

  • Aleppo International Stadium

    Aleppo International Stadium (Arabic: ملعب حلب الدولي‎) is an Olympic-standard, multi-use, all-covered and all-seater stadium in the Syrian city of Aleppo. It is the largest stadium in Syria, and is currently used mostly for football matches. It ser…

  • Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque

    Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque (Arabic: مسجد السيدة رقية‎) is a shrine located in Damascus, Syria, that contains the grave of Sukayna (née Ruqayyah), the infant daughter of Husayn ibn ‘Alī.

  • Nabi Habeel Mosque

    Nabi Habeel Mosque (Arabic: مسجد النبي هابيل‎) is located on the west mountains of Damascus, near the Zabadani Valley, overlooking the villages of the Barada river (Wadi Barada), in Syria. This mosque is believed to contain the grave of Abel (Arabic…

  • Azm Palace

    Azm Palace (Arabic: قصر العظم‎) is a palace in Damascus, Syria which was originally built in 1750 as a residence for the Ottoman governor of Damascus As'ad Pasha al-Azm.

  • Tishreen University

    Tishreen University (Arabic: جامعة تشرين‎), is a public university located in Latakia, Syria. It is the third largest university in Syria. It was established on 20 May 1971.

  • Tekkiye Mosque

    The Tekkiye Mosque or Sultan Selim Mosque (Arabic: التكية السليمانية‎, Turkish: Tekkiye Camii) is a mosque complex in Damascus, Syria, located on the banks of the Barada River. The complex is composed of a large mosque on the southwest side of a cou…

  • Jableh

    Jableh (Arabic: جبلةǦabla), also spelt Jebleh, Jabala, Jablah or Gabala, is a coastal city on the Mediterranean in Syria, 25 km north of Baniyas and 25 km south of Latakia, with c.

  • Safita

    Safita (Arabic: صا فيتاṢāfītā; Phoenician: ספתה, Safita) is a town in Tartous Governorate, northwestern Syria, located to the southeast of Tartous and to the northwest of Krak des Chevaliers. The city has a population of 33,000 almost equally spli…