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Al Hawz Destination Guide

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Al Hawz in the region of Homs is a city in Syria - some 75 mi (or 120 km) North of Damascus, the country's capital.

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Current time in Al Hawz is now 09:22 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Za'faraniyah, Umm Haratayn, Shaluh, Mudan or Haifa. While being here, make sure to check out At Tahiriyah, Al Qantarah, Al Ghassaniyah, Al Fa'iliyah, Zayta al Gharbiyah and Al Qusayr as well. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

15°C / 58 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 8°C / 46 °F
Evening Temperature 12°C / 54 °F
Night Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 36%
Air Pressure 1014 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 14 km/h (9 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2019
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 16°C (62 °F)
Night: 11°C (52 °F)
Wednesday, 24th of April 2019
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 21°C (70 °F)
Night: 15°C (59 °F)
Thursday, 25th of April 2019
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 23°C (73 °F)
Night: 16°C (61 °F)


From Damascus to Aleppo

02:50 min ( November 20, 2007 by Patrick190763)
Views: 2,306 - Rating: 5/5

A road trip from Damascus to Aleppo brings you along Maaloula, Crac des Chevaliers and lots of interesting places around Lattakia

Rare footage from inside Syria and inter...

14:36 min ( May 02, 2012 by GRNLive)
Views: 1,733 - Rating: 4.6/5

Footage shot by David Enders, for licensing contact GRNLive - to buy this footage please visit Shot List - video shot 15-20 April 2012: 0:00 Buwaida is a village just south of Homs...

Syria Execution- Al-Nour Free Syrian Arm...

00:51 min ( June 16, 2012 by SyriaAlShamFreedom)
Views: 5,300 - Rating: 0/5

Shocking English subtitles of cameraman speaking while filming cold blooded murder of a man in Nabbek city , in the Damascus countryside. The man's name is Abu Wael Rashid , and he is accused of bei...

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Interesting facts about this location


For other uses see Qadesh Kadesh was an ancient city of the Levant, located on or near the headwaters or ford of the Orontes River. It is surmised by Kenneth Kitchen to be the ruins at Tell Nebi Mend, about 24 kilometers southwest of Homs near Al Qusayr in what is now western Syria but is located in the text of the inscriptions at the Battle of Kadesh as near Tunip in the land of the Amurru.

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Located at 34.57, 36.52 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Amarna letters locations, Archaeological sites in Homs Governorate, Canaanite cities, Former populated places in Syria

Laodicea ad Libanum

Laodicea ad Libanum (Laodicea of Lebanon) – Greek: Λαοδικεια η προς Λίβανου), also transliterated as Laodiceia or Laodikeia; also Cabrosa, Scabrosa and Cabiosa Laodiceia – was an ancient Hellenistic city on the Orontes in Coele-Syria, the remains of which are found approximately 25 km southwest of Homs, Syria. The city is mentioned by Strabo (xvi. p. 755) as the commencement of the Marsyas Campus, which extended along the west side of the Orontes, near its source.

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Located at 34.57, 36.52 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Greek sites in Syria, Archaeological sites in Syria, Former populated places in Syria, Hellenistic colonies, Roman sites in Syria, Titular sees in Asia

Battle of Kadesh

The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, in what is now the Syrian Arab Republic. The battle is generally dated to 1274 BC, and is the earliest battle in recorded history for which details of tactics and formations are known. It was probably the largest chariot battle ever fought, involving perhaps 5,000–6,000 chariots.

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Located at 34.57, 36.52 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:1270s BC, 13th-century BC conflicts, Battles involving ancient Egypt, Battles involving the Canaanites, Battles involving the Hittite Empire, Canaan, Military history of Syria, Ramesses II

List of Syrian Air Force bases

This page lists bases and airports operated or used by the Syrian Air Force. Some of these bases may have fallen into the hands of rebel forces.

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Located at 34.57, 36.52 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Syria, Lists of buildings and structures in Syria, Lists of military installations, Military airbases, Military installations of Syria, Syrian Air Force, Syrian military-related lists

Lake Homs

Lake Homs is a lake near Homs, Syria, fed by the Orontes River. The lake is located 15 km from the city of Homs, extends over 60 km, and is known for a large fish population. One main canal, 60 kilometers long, supplies the whole city of Homs with drinking water, and a whole network of secondary channels provide for the irrigation of some 20,000 hectares. The banks of the lake are steep in places and rather inaccessible; there is no road right the way round.

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Located at 34.57, 36.52 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Homs, Lakes of Syria

Quote of the moment

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