Mabujah

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Mabujah
المبعوجة
Village
Mabujah is located in Syria
Mabujah
Mabujah
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Salamiyah
Subdistrict Sabburah
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,929
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
City Qrya Pcode C3308

Mabujah (Arabic: المبعوجة‎‎ also spelled Mabuja, Mabouja, Mabouga, Mabujeh or Al Mab`ujah) is a village in central Syria located in the Sabburah Subdistrict of the al-Salamiyah District in Hama Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Mabujah had a population of 2,929 in the 2004 census.[1] The village has a mixed population of Alawite, Ismaili and Sunni Muslims.[2]

During the ongoing Syrian Civil War, on 31 March 2015, militants from ISIL attacked the village and killed 37 to 44 of its inhabitants. Those killed came from all of the village's religious sects and included whole families. Syrian Army forces repelled the militants hours later. According to the Syrian military, the attack was part of IS's efforts to advance toward the cities of Hama and Homs via the Syrian Desert.[2]

References

  1. "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2014-07-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Islamic State Attacks Syrian Village, Kills Scores.html". Al Jazeera America. Al Jazeera America. 2015-03-31. Retrieved 2015-05-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>