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Al-Qubeir (Arabic: القبير; also referred to as Mazraat al-Qubeir, Qubair, Qubayr, al-Qubayr and al-Kubeir in various news reports) is a settlement in the Hama Governorate of Syria, near the larger village of Maarzaf. Al-Qubeir is described as a Sunni farming enclave surrounded by Alawite villages in the central province of Hama.
Al-Qubeir is around 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the city of Hama with around 30 homes and had around 160 inhabitants. BBC News reports have described al-Qubeir as "just a few single-storey flat-roofed buildings set in the middle of golden corn fields" and as having "fewer than 30 houses".
- "Syria UN team 'shot at' near Qubair 'massacre site'". BBC News. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-07.
- "Siniora condemns massacre in Syria's Al-Kubeir". Now Lebanon. June 8, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
- Karam, Zeina (June 9, 2012). "Regime Denies Violence". Huffington Post. AP. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
- Paul Danahar (8 June 2012). "Syria massacre: On the ground in Qubair". BBC News. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
- "New 'massacre' reported in Syria's Hama province". BBC News. 7 June 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
- "Opposition claim Syrian government 'massacre'". Deutsche Welle. June 7, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
- "Syrian army blocks U.N. monitors entering Hama 'massacre' site: activists, U.N. official". Al Arabiya. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-07.
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