Two hours later we reached the foot of a tall isolated mountain, which is crowned by the crumbling castle of Banias, the stateliest ruin of that kind on earth, no doubt.
We wondered how such a solid mass of masonry could be affected even by an earthquake, and could not understand what agency had made Banias a ruin; but we found the destroyer, after a while, and then our wonder was increased tenfold.
And as the evening drew near, we clambered down the mountain, through groves of the Biblical oaks of Bashan, (for we were just stepping over the border and entering the long-sought Holy Land,) and at its extreme foot, toward the wide valley, we entered this little execrable village of Banias and camped in a great grove of olive trees near a torrent of sparkling water whose banks are arrayed in fig-trees, pomegranates and oleanders in full leaf.
Al-Halaqi inspected the crude oil storage tanks project in Banias
and the reversed pumping stations in Banias
Oil for Assad: Last week, the Iranian oil tanker Tor-2 sailed into the Syrian port of Banias
with another load of crude for the embattled Syrian regime.
5 MCM/d gas pipeline from Banias
in southern Syria to Deir Ammar in northern Lebanon (see gmt20IraqGasExpMay14-07).
In June, the Syrian army discovered and seized a large cache of Israeli-made weapons and ammunition from Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Banias
city of the Tartous governorate near the Lebanese borders.
According to Iloilo provincial administrator Raul Banias
, these equipment are division of the US$7-million grant by KOICA for the Iloilo Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area Health System.
Summary: Activists in the coastal town of Banias
have accused the Red Crescent of bowing to regime pressure in the distribution of humanitarian food aid.
He is held responsible for the Banias
massacre, which left at least 62 people dead, including 14 children, in Syria's Ras al-Nabeh neighborhood in Banias
The two fields which also could produce crude oil, were linked to the Banias
and other power stations.
The New York-based group said in its new report, released yesterday, that mass killings took place in the towns of Bayda and Banias
on May 2 and 3.