General view of Karnaz
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Karnaz (Arabic: كرناز, also spelled Kirnaz and Kernaz ) is a town in northern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, located northwest of Hama. Nearby localities include Kafr Zita and Khan Shaykhun to the east, Kafr Nabudah to the north, Qalaat al-Madiq and al-Suqaylabiyah to the west and Kafr Hud, Tremseh, and Shaizar to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Karnaz had a population of 14,075 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.
Public services and facilities
Many public schools beside some private languages institutes form the basis of the educational process for the students. About seven children has been killed due to an attack by mortar bombs on their school by rebels in 12 of Novamber 2014 . Some important facilty, like the unique hospital of the town, became military center of Assad troops and its allied militia after they completely control the town on February 2013.
Syrian Civil War
During the Syrian Civil War rebel forces had controlled the town until early February 2013, when Syrian Army and pro-government forces surrounded the town from the west and south. On February 8 2013, government and rebel sources confirmed the battle ended with withdrawal of rebel forces.
- General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Hama Governorate. (in Arabic)
- Smith, 1841, p. 178.
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