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Orontes

(ōrŏn`tēs), Arab. Nahr al-Asi, river, c.250 mi (400 km) long, rising in the northern part of the Al Biqa valley, Lebanon, and flowing generally N through Syria, then W into S Turkey and into the Mediterranean Sea; celebrated because of the antiquity of settlement along its banks. The river is unnavigable but is important for irrigation, especially in Syria. Marshes on its middle course have been drained and the land reclaimed for farming. On its lower course, the river has cut below the surrounding plain, and it is noted for remarkable water wheels, from 20 to 70 ft (6–21 m) in diameter, at Homs and Hama; the wheels, turned by the current, lift water onto the plains.

Orontes

a river in SW Asia, rising in Lebanon and flowing north through Syria into Turkey, where it turns west to the Mediterranean. Length: 571 km (355 miles)
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Among topics are groundwater flow in the Orontes River basin and the Syria-Lebanon water sharing agreement, characterizing selected karst springs in Slovenia by means of a time series analysis, characterizing the karst system by modeling rainfall-discharge relationship in the Preghar and Dimeh springs of Iran's Zagros region, water balance analysis of a vadose stream to discern hillslope hydrology in a bare karst area of southwest China, and the reactivation of karst springs after regional mine dewatering in the Tata area of Hungary.
"The Russian and Syrian fighter jets have in several sorties pounded the terrorists' positions around the Orontes River to pave the ground for the easier advances of the government forces in the battlefield," the sources said.
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Discussions featured high on the meeting held between the two sides during the past two days in Beirut, under the prevailing climatic conditions, and the need for cooperation between the two countries in international waters allocation, within the framework of establishing two dams on the Orontes (Asi) River within the Lebanese territory.
We were walking in the Kuseyr hill and could hear sounds from the other bank of the Asi River (Orontes), but we could hardly distinguish whether they were artillery shots in Syria, barrel bombs from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or strikes by Russian aircraft.
Orontes Castro, executive director of fiscal management services of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), is in hot water for reportedly hitting with an iron bar Shirley Bautista, 54, and her daughter, Marie Catherina, 26, at the drive-through of a Jollibee outlet on Molino Boulevard in Bacoor, Cavite province.
Built on the banks of the Orontes River, the norias became a symbol of the city itself when Hama witnessed a massacre in 1982.
Chapter 5 covers Carchemish, Malatya, Kummuh, and Masuwari/Til Barsip on the Euphrates, chapter 6 covers Gurgum, Patin, and Hamath in the Orontes watershed, and chapter 7 includes the kingdoms of Tabal, Que/Adanawa, and Hilakku in southern Anatolia.
Displaced Syrians wait to cross the Orontes river into Turkey on February 5, 2014 at the Syrian-Turkish border in the Idlib province
Activists said the blast targeted the market area of the town, which is a few kilometres from the border with Turkey, on the Orontes river.
I do not want to visit Homs to weep for its fate, or Hama and its unforgettable waterwheels on the Orontes. Have the waterwheels also been bombed?