'Ayn Qaniya

Jdeidat Yabous
جديدة يابوس
Jdeidet Yabous
Jdeidat Yabous is located in Syria
Jdeidat Yabous
Jdeidat Yabous
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 33°39′14″N 35°58′18″E / 33.65389°N 35.97167°E / 33.65389; 35.97167Coordinates: 33°39′14″N 35°58′18″E / 33.65389°N 35.97167°E / 33.65389; 35.97167
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq Governorate
DistrictQudsaya District
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total994
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Jdeidat Yabous (Arabic: جديدة يابوس; also spelled Jdeidet Yabous), previously known as Ainkania, is a village situated 45 kilometres (28 mi) west of Damascus, Syria.[2][3][4] According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 994 in the 2004 census.[1]

The village sits in the hills, on the border between Syria and Lebanon where a checkpoint is operated between the two countries. Weapons have been seized at the checkpoint, being smuggled from Lebanon concealed in the floor of a truck, to arm rebels in the Syrian civil war.[5]

There are seams of iron ore in the area.[4]

Ain Qaniya spring and Roman temple[]

There is a spring and Roman temple in the area called Ain Qaniya or Ayn Qaniya. Julien Aliquot identified the ancient name of the village, which was previously called Ainkania after this spring.[3] A study of the ancient settlement and sanctuary is currently in progress under Ibrahim Omeri.[6] It has been suggested that the goddess Leucothea was worshiped at the temple, which sits in the north east of a group of Temples of Mount Hermon.[7]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004[permanent dead link]. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ May M. Hourani; Charles M. Heyda; United States Board on Geographic Names; United States Defense Mapping Agency (1983). Gazetteer of Syria: names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names. Defense Mapping Agency. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b Susanne Carlsson (29 April 2010). Hellenistic democracies: freedom, independence and political procedure in some east Greek city-states. Franz Steiner Verlag. ISBN 978-3-515-09265-4. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b Jan Petránek; Franklyn Bosworth Van Houten; International Geological Correlation Programme. Project 277, Phanerozoic Oolitic Ironstones (1997). Phanerozoic ooidal ironstones: contribution to the International Geological Correlation Programme: Project 277-Phanerozoic Ooidal Ironstones. Czech Geological Survey. ISBN 978-80-7075-245-6. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  5. ^ "SANA: Syrian authorities seize arms coming from Lebanon, Now Lebanon, 29 September 2011". Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  6. ^ Ted Kaizer (2008). The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near East In the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. BRILL. pp. 319–. ISBN 978-90-04-16735-3. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  7. ^ Louis Jalabert; René Mouterde (1967). Inscriptions grecques et latines de la Syrie ... P. Geuthner. Retrieved 23 September 2012.

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