Tremseh

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Tremseh
التريمسة
Turaymisah
Village
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Tremseh
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°16′23″N36°30′17″E / 35.27306°N 36.50472°E / 35.27306; 36.50472 Coordinates: 35°16′23″N36°30′17″E / 35.27306°N 36.50472°E / 35.27306; 36.50472
CountryFlag of Syria.svg  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Mahardah
Subdistrict Mahardah
Population (2004)
  Total 6,927
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Tremseh (Arabic : التريمسة, al-Turaymisah), or in various dialects Tremseh, Treimsa, Taramsah, Taramseh in the Hama Governorate in northern Syria. It is roughly 22 miles northwest of the central city of Hama. [1] Nearby localities include district center Mahardah and Shaizar to the east, Khunayzir to the southeast, Asilah to the south, Safsafiyah to the southwest, Asharnah and Tell Salhab to the west, al-Jalmah to the north and Kafr Hud to the northeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Tremseh had a population of 6,926 in the 2004 census. [2] The village was reported to have a population of between 7,000 and 11,000. [3]

Hama Governorate Governorate in Syria

Hama Governorate is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in western-central Syria. Its area depends on sources. It varies from 8,844 km² to 8,883 km². Governorate has a population of 1,593,000. The capital is Hama.

Syria Country in Western Asia

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunni make up the largest religious group in Syria.

Mahardah Place in Hama, Syria

Mahardah, also spelled Mhardeh or Muhardah, is a city in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located about 23 kilometers northwest of Hama. It is situated along the Orontes River, near the Ghab plain. Nearby localities include Halfaya and Taybat al-Imam to the east, Khitab to the southeast, Maarzaf to the south, Asilah and Jubb Ramlah to the southwest, Shaizar, Safsafiyah, Tremseh and Kafr Hud to the west and Kafr Zita and al-Lataminah to the north.

In 1838 Tremseh was classified as an abandoned village by scholar Eli Smith. [4]

Eli Smith (1801–1857) was an American Protestant Missionary and scholar, born at Northford, Conn. He graduated from Yale in 1821 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1826. He worked in Malta until 1829, then in company with H. G. O. Dwight traveled through Armenia and Georgia to Persia. They published their observations, Missionary Researches in Armenia in 1833 in two volumes. Eli Smith settled in Beirut in 1833.

Tremseh was the site where the Battle of Tremseh occurred in July 2012. [1] [3] The residents Tremseh are mostly Sunni Muslims. [5]

Battle of Tremseh battle

The Battle of Tremseh was a military confrontation between the Syrian Army and the Free Syrian Army in Tremseh, Syria, in the late hours of 12 July 2012 during the Syrian Civil War leading to the reported death of dozens of rebels, and an unknown number of civilians. On 14 July 2012, the UN observer mission issued a statement, based on the investigation by its team that went to the town, that the Syrian military mainly targeted the homes of rebels and activists, in what the BBC said was a contradiction of the initial opposition claims of a civilian massacre. They said that the number of casualties was unclear and added that they intend to return to the town to continue their investigation.

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