Al Qamishli

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Qamishli, Al


a city in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey. Population, 31, 100 (1967). It is a terminus of the Latakia-Aleppo-Al-Qamishli railroad line, which was under construction in 1972 with the assistance of the USSR. It is the center of an agricultural and petroleum-extraction region. The city has a steam power plant.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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