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An aromatic Turkish tobacco.

[Short for Latakia (tobacco), after Latakia, Syrian seaport.]
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(ˌlætəˈkiːə) or


(Placename) the chief port of Syria, in the northwest: tobacco industry. Pop: 486 000 (2005 est). Latin name: Laodicea ad Mare
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(ˌlæt əˈki ə)

1. Ancient, Laodicea. a seaport in NW Syria, on the Mediterranean. 196,791.
2. a coastal district in Syria, in the W part. 554,384.
3. a variety of Turkish tobacco.
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Noun1.latakia - aromatic Turkish tobacco
Turkish tobacco - a dark aromatic tobacco of eastern Europe that is used in cigarettes
2.Latakia - a seaport on the western coast of Syria
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
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There, on a table, surrounded at some distance by a large and luxurious divan, every species of tobacco known, -- from the yellow tobacco of Petersburg to the black of Sinai, and so on along the scale from Maryland and Porto-Rico, to Latakia, -- was exposed in pots of crackled earthenware of which the Dutch are so fond; beside them, in boxes of fragrant wood, were ranged, according to their size and quality, pueros, regalias, havanas, and manillas; and, in an open cabinet, a collection of German pipes, of chibouques, with their amber mouth-pieces ornamented with coral, and of narghiles, with their long tubes of morocco, awaiting the caprice or the sympathy of the smokers.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently on the offensive in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate, as they look to clear this jihadist-held area west of the Idlib Governorate.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], Aug 29 (ANI): Russia on Thursday claimed that militants violated ceasefire 28 times in the Syrian provinces of Hama, Idlib, Aleppo and Latakia in the past 24 hours.
Summary: Syrian rebels held onto a commanding position in a mountain range in the coastal province of Latakia
According to Sputnik news, the Russian observers recorded seven firing incidents in Latakia province, one in Idlib and one in Aleppo, while the Turkish side has registered 22 violations, including one in Latakia, twelve in Aleppo and nine in Hama, the ministry announced in its daily bulletin.
Syrian media reported several explosions were heard over the city of Latakia on Monday night, Israeli media reported.
AMMAN, Sept 17 (KUNA) -- A Syrian military source said on Monday that Syrian air defenses had shot down "hostile" missiles coming from the sea towards the coastal city of Latakia. The air defenses intercepted a number of hostile missiles before reaching their targets, Syrian News Agency SANA quoted from the military source.
There was no immediate word from Damascus, but the deadly air war sequence started when missiles struck the coastal region of Latakia on Monday.
The incident on Monday reportedly occurred about 35km (22 miles) from the Syrian coast as the Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft was returning to Russia's Hmeimim airbase near the north-western city of Latakia.
Dunya Noor lives among the highest echelons of society in Latakia, Syria, until she decides to make a decision for herself.
On Monday, militants launched a fierce attack against Syrian government forces in Latakia province, which lies on the Mediterranean coast, and engaged in fierce clashes with the army in Hama, while there were heavy government air strikes in Homs province to the South.
Fighting has escalated in the last two days in the northwestern province of Latakia, where Free Syrian Army groups backed by Assad's foreign enemies operate close to the Nusra Front and other jihadists.