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see CalahCalah
or Kalakh
, ancient city of Assyria, S of Nineveh and therefore S of present Mosul, Iraq. Known as Calah in the Bible, it is the same as the ancient Nimrud, named after a legendary Assyrian hunting hero.
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Tal Kalakh is located on the border between Syria and Lebanon.
At least 20 fighters from Tripoli were killed last year in an ambush by the Syrian army in Tal Kalakh.
human rights chief Navi Pillay reported last month at least 92,901 people had been killed between March 2011 when the conflict began and the end of April 2013, government forces and militias have moved to uproot the opposition in many areas including Qusair and Tal Kalakh, Aleppo, Damascus and its suburbs.
"During the past 24 hours, about 967 Syrian refugees returned to Syria, including 408 from Lebanon, who came back through the two border crossings of Jadida Yabous and Tel Kalakh, besides 559 who returned from Jordan through Nasib border crossing", Sputnik reported, quoting the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria as saying.
The report by the Syrian Arab News Agency said Syrian border guards "foiled an attempt by a terrorist group from Lebanon to infiltrate Syria in the Tal Kalakh area in the countryside of Homs."
A group of terrorists, organized in Lebanon, tried to make an illegal crossing South of al-Badouseh area in Tal Kalakh region and enter Western Homs, but the Syrian border guards' heavy fire forced them to retreat.
Artist Ali Kalakh said the project represents an opportunity for him to introduce his work to an audience under an official umbrella, adding that he has worked with the society for years, during which he displayed many of his works at festivals and other events.
They were killed on their way back from work inside the Lebanese territories, he said, adding that the bodies were transferred to Tal Kalakh hospital.
5; "Crackdown in Syria: Terror in Tell Kalakh," Amnesty International Publications, July 2011, p.6 and "Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic," UN Human Rights Council, (A/ HRC/23/58), June 4, 2013.