Atme

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Atme
اطمه
Village
Atme is located in Syria
Atme
Atme
Coordinates: 36°18′40″N 36°41′11″E / 36.31111°N 36.68639°E / 36.31111; 36.68639
Country  Syria
Governorate Idlib
District Harem
Subdistrict Al-Dana
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 2,255
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Atme (Arabic: اطمه‎, also spelled Atma, Atima) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Idlib Governorate, located north of Idlib and just east of the border with Turkey. Nearby localities include Deir Ballut to the northwest, Jindires to the north, Qah to the southeast and Sarmada and al-Dana to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Atme had a population of 2,255 in the 2004 census.[1]

The Olive Tree Camp is a refugee camp that emerged during the unrest in Syria. Since October 2011 internally displaced Syrians who failed to cross over to Turkey started settling between the Olive Trees. According to Maram Foundation more than 28000 people live in this camp.

A 150-year old tree in Atma was cut down by jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in November 2013. The jihadists accused the locals of venerating the tree instead of God.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ "Un chêne vieux de 150 ans, dernière victime d'el-Qaëda en Syrie". L'Orient le Jour. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.