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Jamraya is locatit in Syria
Coordinates: 33°33′36″N 36°13′1.2″E / 33.56000°N 36.217000°E / 33.56000; 36.217000
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateRif Dimashq Govrenorate
DestrictQudsaya Destrict
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Tot1,156
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Jamraya (Arabic: جمرايا‎) is a veelage in soothren Sirie, pairt o the Rif Dimashq Govrenorate. A suburb o the Sirie caipital o Damascus, it is locatit juist ootside o the ceety, tae its northwast,[2][3] near al-Hamah. Ither nearbi places include Ashrafiyat al-Wadi tae the north an Qudsaya tae the sooth. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics, the veelage haed a population o 1,156 in the 2004 census.[1]

Jamraya militar facility[eedit | eedit soorce]

A militar research facility, the Sirie Scientific Studies an Research Centre, is locatit in Jamraya; weapons are developit an stored here, an the steid haes been accuised o developin chemical weapons.[3][4][5] The heichlie-secretive militar facility wis established in the 1980s, when Sirie wis a Soviet ally.[6] The facility is aboot 10 miles (15 km) awa frae the Lebanese border.[7]

Israeli airstrikes[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Jamraya research facility wis the steid o twa Israeli militar strikes in 2013: on Januar 31 an Mey 5.[3][4][5] "Rebels, opposition activists an residents said the [May] strikes hit bases o the elite Republican Guard an storehooses o lang-range missiles, in addeetion tae a militar research centre that American offeecials hae cried the kintra's main chemical weapons facility."[8] A separate strike twa days earlier on Mey 3 hit Damascus Internaitional Airport.[8] Follaein the Mey strikes, the Sirie govrenment condemned Israel an threatened war.[3][8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Govrenorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Tom Watkins and Chelsea J. Carter, Syrian TV: Israeli Rockets Target Damascus Suburb (May 6, 2013), CNN.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Edmund Sanders and Patrick J. McDonnell, Israel Says Strikes in Syria Target Arms for Hezbollah (May 5, 2013), Los Angeles Times.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Damascus military facilities 'hit by Israel rockets' (May 5, 2013), BBC.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Alexander Marquardt, Syria Warns Israel of 'All Possibilities' After Strikes (May 5, 2013), ABC News.
  6. Profile: Syria's top-secret Jamraya research centre (May 5, 2013), BBC.
  7. Karin Laub and Josef Federman, Syria Says Israel Strikes Military Research Center (May 4, 2013), Associated Press.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Anne Barnard, Syria Blames Israel for Fiery Attack in Damascus (May 5, 2013), New York Times.