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Jebel al-Ansariye

Jebel al-Ansariye

Jebel al-Ansariye

A wild, yet highly cultivated mountainous area of Syria, running parallel to the coast. The most common tree is the olive but the steeply terraced hillsides are used to grow wheat, beans, potatoes, and tobacco (for which the coastal city of Latakia was famous for many years.)

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