Teir Maalah

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Teir Maalah
تير معلة
Teir Maalah is located in Syria
Teir Maalah
Teir Maalah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°48′8″N 36°42′25″E / 34.80222°N 36.70694°E / 34.80222; 36.70694
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Homs
Subdistrict Homs
Elevation 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 7,728
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Teir Maalah (Arabic: تير معلة‎, also spelled Teir Maela or Ter Maala) is a town in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, just north of Homs. Other Nearby localities include al-Dar al-Kabirah to the southwest, al-Ghantoo to the northwest, Talbiseh to the north and al-Mukhtariyah. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Teir Maalah had a population of 7,728 in the 2004 census.[1]

The inhabitants of Teir Maalah had frequently joined demonstrations protesting the Syrian government, during the early stages of the Syrian uprising which began in March 2011.[2] According to opposition activists and witnesses, the Syrian Army sealed off the roads leading to Teir Maalah, as well as Talbiseh and al-Rastan, before assaulting the towns with tanks, which resulted in over a 100 wounded.[3]