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town, northwestern Syria. It is situated in a fertile basin midway between Aleppo and Latakia and is an important textile centre and a market for one of Syria's better agricultural districts. Major crops include cotton, cereals, olives, figs, grapes, tomatoes, sesame, and almonds. Local industries include spinning and olive-oil pressing. Pop. (2003 est.) 116,080.

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