Al-Tulaysiyah

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Al-Tulaysiyah
الطليسية
Tuleisa
Tleisa
Tulaysiyah
Village
Al-Tulaysiyah is located in Syria
Al-Tulaysiyah
Al-Tulaysiyah
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Hama
Subdistrict Suran
Population (2004)
 • Total 824
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Tulaysiyah (Arabic: الطليسية‎‎, also spelled Tleisa or Tuleisa) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northeast of Hama. Nearby localities include Fan al-Shamali to the south, al-Hamraa to the southeast, Atshan to the northwest, Ma'an to the west and Kawkab and Suran to the southwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Al-Tuleisa had a population of 824 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

In mid-May 2013, during the Syrian civil war, the residents abandoned the village after anti-government rebels launched an attack to capture it. After a firefight with a Syrian Army patrol, the rebels captured al-Tulaysiyah.[3] On 14 April 2014, there was shelling from al-Tulaysiyah (where there is a gathering of pro-government troops) against the village of Atshan.[4] On 20 April, rebels attacked the government-held village and destroyed three military vehicles and shelled Brigade 66.[5] On 5 July, nine rebels were killed by an Syrian Army ambush as they were in route to attack checkpoints in al-Tulaysiyah.[6] On 2 September, pro-government militia from the village attacked the town of Tal Khazneh.[7]

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