Jawbat Burghal

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Jawbat Burghal
جوبة برغال
Toun
Jawbat Burghal is locatit in Syria
Jawbat Burghal
Jawbat Burghal
Coordinates: 35°29′19″N 36°10′36″E / 35.48861°N 36.17667°E / 35.48861; 36.17667
Kintra  Sirie
Govrenorate Latakia Govrenorate
Destrict Qardaha Destrict
Nahiyah Jawbat Burghal
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Tot 959
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Jawbat Burghal (Arabic: جوبة برغال‎) is a toun in northwastren Sirie, admeenistratively pairt o the Latakia Govrenorate, locatit east o Latakia in an-Nusayriyah muntains. Nearbi localities include Qardaha, al-Fakhurah, Istamo an Shatha. Accordin tae the Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics, Jawbat Burghal haed a population o 959 in the 2004 census.[1]

The veelage wis the birthplace an base o the controversial Sirie releegious leader, Sulayman al-Murshid. Al-Murshid wis encouragit bi the French mandate authorities tae establish a new sect, an made Jawbat Burghal his base where he became a proponent o Alawite unthirldom. He acquired livestock frae his follaeers an built a wastren villa in the toun. Efter Sirie's unthirldom, housomeivver, the central Sirie govrenment in Damascus crackit doun on separatist muivements includin Murshid's. He surrendered tae the authorities efter a short confrontation wi Sirie Airmy units at his heidquairters. Sulayman al-Murshid wis executit in a public square in Damascus for traison in November 1946.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Sirie Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS). Latakia Govrenorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Seale, Patrick (1990). Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East. University of California Press. p. 21. ISBN 9780520069763.