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Jamraya is located in Syrie
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]
 • Total1,156
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 mile (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. a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2012-12-21 at Archive.today. 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. a b c d Edmund Sanders and Patrick J. McDonnell, Israel Says Strikes in Syria Target Arms for Hezbollah (May 5, 2013), Los Angeles Times.
  4. a b Damascus military facilities 'hit by Israel rockets' (May 5, 2013), BBC.
  5. a b 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. a b c Anne Barnard, Syria Blames Israel for Fiery Attack in Damascus (May 5, 2013), New York Times.