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Kafr Sousa

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Kafar Souseh
كفر سوسة
Neighbourhood
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A street in the affluent neighborhood of Kafarsouseh
Kafersouseh on the District map of Damaskus
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Country Syria
City Damascus

Kafr Sousa كفر سوسة (also spelt "Kfar Sousseh" or "Kafar souseh") is a municipality and a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, in the southwestern part of the capital.[1][2] It is home to the Syrian Council of Ministers and the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[2]

History

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Cham City Center

This neighborhood was historically an agricultural suburb of Old Damascus. The word "Kafar" means farming area in the Syrian Arabic Dialect.

It has now become one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city. It is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Damascus, and one of the newest. The neighborhood also has two shopping malls and is located in very close vicinity with the original neighborhoods of Old Damascus.

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Near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

References

  1. ^ Al Arabiya with Agencies (2012-07-15). "Heavy fighting in Damascus as Annan to seek Russian help to end Syria crisis". Al Arabiya. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b Sam Dagher, 'Assad Readies for U.S. Strike Despite Delay', The Wall Street Journal, Tuesday, September 3, 2013, p. A6


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