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Barada

(bär`ədə), ancient Abana (ăb`ənə), river, 52 mi (84 km) long, rising in the Anti-Lebanon Mts. and flowing S to marshy Lake Al Utaybah, SE Syria; forms the Ghutah oasis, site of the city of Damascus. The Barada's waters have been used for irrigation for centuries; fruit orchards, wheat, and vineyards thrive there. Two dams on the Barada generate hydroelectricity and store water for irrigation. See AbanaAbana
, in the Bible, river of Damascus. It is probably the Barada, flowing near Damascus. See also Pharpar.
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Yet he thinks Bashar Assad and his brother Maher, who is now shelling Eastern Ghouta with the intention of uprooting and transferring its inhabitants -- as was the case with Western Ghouta, Wadi Al-Ajam and Wadi Barada -- represent "the Syrians.
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As part of the Egyptian team, along with Ahmed Barada, Amir Waguih, and Omar El-Borolosy, Shabana won theWorld Squash Federation's (WSF) World Team Squash Championships in 1999.
The distributions also covered northern Damascus countryside where 1,500 meals are being distributed every day in three districts, in addition to 390 meals per day in Wadi Barada.
In relevant developments in the province on Sunday, the Syrian army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters crossed the Barada River in Eastern Ghouta and stormed the positions of Faylaq al-Rahman, pushing the terrorist group back from a key village and its surroundings.
But Byblos seemed the hungrier of the two teams, fighting for each and every ball, with Burtt and Ali Barada hurting their opponents from distance to give their side a morale-boosting win against the defending champions and the league leaders.
Elsewhere, water pumping that had been cutt off for two days to districts in the Syrian capital was restored, following a truce in Wadi Barada.
They then robbed the 4 Trend officials of their money, a computer laptop and the vehicle they were riding and drove away, leaving them in Haush Barada Plain, added the statement.
1999: Peter Nicol became Britain's first men's world squash champion following his victory over Ahmed Barada in the final of the Al-Ahram Men's World Open Championship in Egypt.
Residents and opposition sources said the Israeli warplanes struck elite Syrian troops in the valley of the Barada River that flows through Damascus and on Qasioun Mountain overlooking the capital.