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Ma'an (Arabic: معان, also spelled Maan) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located north of Hama. Nearby localities include Suran to the southwest, Murik to the northwest, al-Tamaanah to the north, Atshan to the northeast, Tuleisa to the east, Fan al-Shamali to the southeast and Kawkab to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Ma'an had a population of 1,561 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.
In late December 2012, during the Syrian civil war, Islamist rebel fighters from the al-Nusra Front took over large parts of the village as part of a wider offensive in the Hama Governorate. During the battle, 11 rebels and 20 Syrian Army soldiers were killed. It was the site of the Maan massacre in 2014.
- General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (Arabic)
- Jihadists take large part of Syria Alawite village: activists. The Daily Star. Originally published by Agence France-Presse. 2012-12-24.
- http://web.archive.org/web/20140217171727/http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sgsm15639.doc.htm. Archived from the original on February 17, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014. Unknown parameter
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