Jubb al-Jarrah

Jubb al-Jarrah (Arabic: جب الجراح, also spelled Jeb al-Jarah) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate. Nearby towns include al-Mukharram to the west, Salamiyah to the northwest and al-Qaryatayn further to the south. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Jubb al-Jarrah had a population of 2,255.[1] Like other villages in the al-Mukharram District, Jubb al-Jarrah's inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[2][3] Historian Matti Moosa claims that prominent Alawite figures from the Ba'ath Party convened secretly at Jubb al-Jarrah on 30 January 1968 and made a decision there to abolish Muslim and Christian religious teaching in Syrian schools.[4]

Jubb al-Jarrah

جب الجراح
Jeb al-Jarah
Jubb al-Jarrah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°49′0″N 37°19′0″E
Country Syria
SubdistrictJubb al-Jarrah
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)+3


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2012-12-20 at Archive.today. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.
  3. "Al-Qaeda-linked rebels claim Syrian sectarian killings". Times of Israel. Associated Press. 2013-09-16.
  4. Moosa, Matti (1987). Extremist Shiites: The Ghulat Sects. Syracuse University Press. p. 307. ISBN 9780815624110.

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