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Homs

 (hômz, hôms)
A city of west-central Syria north of Damascus. Birthplace of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, it was taken by the Arabs in 636. Egypt controlled the city from 1831 to 1840.

Homs

(hɒms) or

Hums

n
(Placename) a city in W Syria, near the Orontes River: important in Roman times as the capital of Phoenicia-Lebanesia. Pop: 915 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Emesa Former name: Hims

Homs

(hɔms)

n.
a city in W Syria. 354,508.
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Head of the Festivals and Expos Department at the Damascus and Damascus Countryside Chamber of Industry Mohammad al-Omar said that the event was marked by the large turnout of visitors due to the stability and recovery prevailing in Homs province, with the participation of 100 national industrial companies specializing in food, fashion, and cosmetics.
The army men repelled a heavy attack of the terrorists near the village of Salim in Northeastern Homs, killing or wounding a number of gunmen.
Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi said more than 1,500 fighters and their relatives had left.
BEIRUT: Exhausted and worn out from a nearly two-year-long siege, hundreds of Syrian rebels Wednesday left their last remaining bastions in the heart of the city of Homs under a cease-fire deal with government forces.
The fighters will be taken a few kilometers (miles) north to the towns of Talbiseh and al-Dar al-Kabira on the northern edge of Homs province.
Later in the morning, two of the buses left Homs and headed north.
The deal reached on Homs, Syria's third-largest city, follows a series of military gains by the regime around the capital, Damascus, and in the country's vital center.
But he said negotiators would also raise the issue of bringing humanitarian aid convoys to Homs.
Syrian army air strikes in the central city of Homs on Sunday killed three civilians, as regime forces pressed forward with a new bid to retake several rebel-controlled districts, a watchdog said.
A spokesman for the Coordination Committee in Homs told Gulf News by phone that it will be very dangerous for residents to wait till the outcome of the Arab League meeting in Cairo on Saturday.
Thirteen civilians were killed yesterday and today in several parts of Homs when the army opened fire as it carried out an operation in the city" to quash dissent, said the head of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reached by telephone from Nicosia.
Homs, SANA- With the participation of about 100 companies and under the title 'our industry is our future', "Made in Syria" expo kicked off on Thursday in cooperation between Homs and Damascus Industry Chambers.