Jubb al-Jarrah

Jubb al-Jarrah
جب الجراح
Jeb al-Jarah
Jubb al-Jarrah

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 34°49′0″N 37°19′0″E / 34.81667°N 37.31667°E / 34.81667; 37.31667
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Al-Mukharram
Subdistrict Jubb al-Jarrah
Population (2004)
  Total 2,255
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

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]


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (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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