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Al-Zaynah is located in Syria
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Masyaf
Subdistrict Masyaf
Population (2004)
 • Total 983
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
City Qrya Pcode C3351

Al-Zaynah (Arabic: الزينة‎‎, also spelled Zeineh) is a Syrian village located in the Masyaf Subdistrict in Masyaf District, located west of Hama. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Zaynah had a population of 983 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2]

Sometime in the early 20th century, Sulayman al-Wahhish of Qardaha, the grandfather of Hafez al-Assad and great-grandfather of Bashar al-Assad, mediated a dispute between the two main families of Zaynah when the local notable Muhammad Bey Junayd was unable to.[3]


  1. "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2014-07-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Boulanger, 1966, p. 450.
  3. Seale, 1990, p. 4


Seale, Patrick (1990), Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East, University of California Press, ISBN 9780520069763<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>