Baamrah

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Ba'amrah
بعمرة
Village
Ba'amrah is located in Syria
Ba'amrah
Ba'amrah
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Masyaf
Subdistrict Ayn Halaqim
Population (2004)
 • Total 508
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
City Qrya Pcode C3406

Ba'amrah (Arabic: بعمرة‎‎, also spelled Ba'amra) is a Syrian village located in the Ayn Halaqim Subdistrict of the Masyaf District in Hama Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ba'amrah had a population of 508 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.

History

In the early 1930s, during French rule, the owner of Baamrah, Shaykh Sulayman al-Ali of the Alawite Matawirah confederation, went bankrupt and Baamrah was purchased by an Ismaili businessman from Masyaf named Muhammad Ibrahim. The inhabitants of Baamrah protested the sale of their village and evicted the area to deprive Ibrahim of revenues in 1935. In response, Ibrahim attempted to resettle the village by giving land in Baamrah to 30 Ismaili families from al-Salamiyah. Upon their arrival to the village, the Ismailis of al-Salamiyah were assaulted and forced out of the area by Baamrah's former inhabitants. One Ismaili was killed and four injured. The village was resettled by its former inhabitants, but tensions between local Alawite and Ismaili communities remained tense for several years following the incident.[2]

References

  1. "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2014-07-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Douwes, Dick (2011). "Modern History of the Nizari Ismailis of Syria". In Farhad Daftary. A Modern History of the Ismailis: Continuity and Change in a Muslim Community. I. B. Tauris. p. 34-35. ISBN 9781845117177.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>