Al-Buraq, Syria

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Al-Buraq
البراق
Burak
Village
Al-Buraq is located in Syria
Al-Buraq
Al-Buraq
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Hama
Subdistrict Hama
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,235
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Buraq (Arabic: البراق‎‎, also spelled Burak or Braq) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located southeast of Hama. Nearby localities include Ayyubiyah and Nisrin to the west, Maarin al-Jabal to the northwest, Surayhin to the north, al-Jinan to the northeast, Taqsis to the southeast and Tell Qartal to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Buraq had a population of 3,235 in the 2004 census.[1]

In 1838 al-Buraq was classified as khirba ("ruined village.")[2] During the ongoing Syrian civil war, in early February 2013, a reported bombing at a bus stop in the village killed 54 people, all civilians who worked at a nearby military non-lethal supplies factory. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.[3]

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