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or Ha·mah  (hä′mä)
A city of western Syria south-southwest of Aleppo. Settled probably in the Bronze Age, it was a Hittite center in the second millennium bc and is mentioned in the Bible as Hamath.
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(Placename) a city in W Syria, on the Orontes River: an early Hittite settlement; famous for its huge water wheels, used for irrigation since the Middle Ages. Pop: 439 000 (2005 est). Biblical name: Hamath
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(ˈhɑ mɑ, hɑˈmɑ)

a city in W Syria, on the Orontes River. 176,640. Biblical name, Ha•math (ˈhɑ mɑθ, hɑˈmɑθ)
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SANA reporter in Hama said that terrorist organizations positioned in the towns of Sifouhen and Kaf Awaid in Idleb southern countryside on Tuesday morning fired a number of rocket shells on the villages of Jourin and al-Jeed in Hama northern countryside.
The Syrian Army's artillery and missile units heavily pounded the terrorists' military positions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, destroying several military positions and equipment as well as killing a number of militants, a military source said.
The researchers found that the probability of fracture was lower for participants allocated to the tertile of the lowest HAMA scores versus the tertile of highest scores (HAMA-1 versus HAMA-3); the same trend was seen when comparing the HAMA-2 and HAMA-3 tertiles.
The mass displacement took place between Aug 28 and Sept 5 from northern rural Hama and the north-western countryside of Hama toward neighbouring villages and Hama City itself, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told the regular noon briefing here.
A series of air strikes in northern Hama killed at least 25 civilians, including six children, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
BEIRUT: President Bashar Assad has signed a decree to establish a university in the central city of Hama, the SANA state news agency said Tuesday.
Syria: Syrian rebels have warned two Christian towns in the central region of Hama they will be attacked if they do not evict pro-regime fighters, according to a video distributed by a watchdog on Saturday.
Internet footage showed graffiti dotting walls in Hama, reading: "Hafez died and Hama did not, Bashar will die and Hama will never die".
The AA correspondent reported that intense security measures had been taken inside and around Hama in north of Syria and a number of tanks had been deployed around the city as well as Idlib city's town of Maarrat al Numan.
Hama is also uniquely situated: It was the site of one of the most brutal crackdowns in modern Middle Eastern history, when Syrian President Bashar Assad's father, Hafez, killed 100,000 to put down an Islamist uprising in 1982; and indeed, Islamism is more pervasive in Hama than in most other Syrian cities (the absence of members of the Assad family's Alawite sect was a large reason why the regime decided to withdraw).
Tanks and armored vehicles moved overnight to the edges of the city, including 30 seen near a flyover on a road leading west, they said, a day after hundreds of troops and security police entered Hama at dawn in buses, killing at least three people in raids on main neighborhoods.
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