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Al-Buwaidah al-Sharqiyah (Arabic: البويضة الشرقية, also spelled al-Buwaideh al-Sharqiyeh) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located southeast of Homs. Nearby localities include al-Qusayr and al-Dabaah to the southwest, Damina al-Sharqiya to the southeast, Shinshar to the east and Qattina to the northwest. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Buwaidah al-Sharqiyah had a population of 3,196 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.
Syrian civil war
The village was the site of the al-Buwaida al-Sharqiya massacre in May 2012, during the Syrian civil war. Opposition activists claimed 13 factory workers were killed by the government's security forces, while Syrian government sources blamed rebel forces for the killings
- General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (in Arabic)
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- Socin, p. 405.
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- Glen Carey (8 June 2013). "Syrian Army Captures Village Near Qusair as Assad Extends Gains". Bloomberg. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- Socin, Albert (1898). Palestine and Syria: Handbook for Travellers. Karl Baedeker.
- Smith, Eli; Robinson, Edward (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the Year 1838. 3. Crocker and Brewster.
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