Mabujah

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Mabujah

المبعوجة
Village
Mabujah is located in Syria
Mabujah
Mabujah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°07′50.7″N 37°16′30.7″E / 35.130750°N 37.275194°E / 35.130750; 37.275194Coordinates: 35°07′50.7″N 37°16′30.7″E / 35.130750°N 37.275194°E / 35.130750; 37.275194
Country Syria
GovernorateHama
DistrictSalamiyah
SubdistrictSabburah
Population
 (2004)
 • Total2,929
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
City Qrya PcodeC3308

Mabujah (Arabic: المبعوجة‎ also spelled Mabuja, Mabouja, Mabouga, Mabujeh or Al Mab`ujah) is a village in central Syria located in the Sabburah Subdistrict of the Salamiyah District in Hama Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Mabujah had a population of 2,929 in the 2004 census.[1] A majority of the village's inhabitants are Ismaili Muslims,[2] but there are also significant communities of Alawite and Sunni Muslims.[3]

During the ongoing Syrian Civil War, on 31 March 2015, militants from ISIL attacked the village and killed 37 to 44 of its inhabitants. Those killed came from all of the village's religious sects and included whole families. Syrian Army forces repelled the militants hours later. According to the Syrian military, the attack was part of IS's efforts to advance toward the cities of Hama and Homs via the Syrian Desert.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  2. ^ Mirza, Garib; Al-Khateeb, Humam (September 2015). "The Conflict in the Town of Salamiyah A Model for the Formation of 'Mafias' in Syria" (PDF). www.drsc-sy.org. Democratic Republic Studies Center. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  3. ^ a b "Islamic State Attacks Syrian Village, Kills Scores.html". Al Jazeera America. Al Jazeera America. 2015-03-31. Retrieved 2015-05-12.