Douma, Syria

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Douma
دوما
Douma is located in Syria
Douma
Douma
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°34′20.15″N 36°24′06.52″E / 33.5722639°N 36.4018111°E / 33.5722639; 36.4018111
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq Governorate
District Douma District
Elevation 428 m (1,404 ft)
Population (2004 census)
 • Total 110,893[1]

Douma (Arabic: دوماDūmā) is a city in Syria. Its centre is about 10 km north-east of the centre of Damascus. Being the centre of Rif Dimashq governorate (which completely surrounds the Damascus Governorate), the town is also the administrative centre of Douma District.

During the Syrian unrest, Douma has been a major flashpoint and has witnessed numerous demonstrations against the Syrian government and armed clashes against the Syrian Army and Security forces.[2][3]

On 29 June 2012, Bashar Al Assad's Army committed a massacre against people of Douma, where more than 50 people where killed.[4]

On 30 January 2012, the Syrian Army gained control over the city after a major operation against the opposition armed groups in Rif Dimashq Governorate.[citation needed]

As of 18 October 2012, the Free Syrian Army was in control of most of the suburb. Fighting and bombardments continue in the town.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "population of Douma, syria 2004 census". CBSSYR. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Syria's Douma 'wants its dead'". TVNZ. 3 April 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Arab League monitors stoke anti-government protests in Syria". USA Today. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  4. ^ http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/29/young-children-entirely-families-among-almost-200-massacred-in-besieged-syrian-city-of-douma/
  5. ^ Di Giovanni, JANINE (18 October 2012). "Denial Is Slipping Away as War Arrives in Damascus". New York Times. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

Coordinates: 33°34′20.15″N 36°24′06.52″E / 33.5722639°N 36.4018111°E / 33.5722639; 36.4018111