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Hamas

A political party and paramilitary organization in Palestine. Established in 1987, it originated in the older Muslim Brotherhood but combined Islamism with Palestinian nationalism. It was responsible for numerous suicide bombings in the 1990s and early 2000s, but ended this policy in 2005. In 2006, it won parliamentary elections in Palestine and the following year expelled rival Fatah from Gaza. Hamas (or at least its paramilitary wing) is regarded as a terrorist organization by much of the world.
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But Ahmad, the opposition activist, said both groups had abandoned their positions on the front lines in Hama.
An Islamic State fighter told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the Hama campaign aimed to eventually take Salamiyah.
The security presence later eased and last Friday a crowd of at least 150,000 people rallied in a central Hama square demanding Assad go, according to activists.
Working with manuscripts once touched by Maimonides is especially meaningful for Bar Hama.
Mr Temple quoted Hama as saying: "I swear to God it took more than two hours.
One National Post report said Hama had an `exotic' taste for belly dancing.
Military sources said on Saturday that the army men freed tens of towns, villages and farms in Hama, Aleppo and Idlib province, killing a large number of ISIL terrorists, mostly non-Syrians.
Earlier, Governor of Hama Mohammad al-Hazzouri discussed with the WHO's Resident Representative Elizabeth Hoff means to enhance cooperation between the two sides and the existing projects to improve the health, living and social services for citizens, especially those affected by the crisis.
BEIRUT: President Bashar Assad has signed a decree to establish a university in the central city of Hama, the SANA state news agency said Tuesday.
ANKARA, August 10, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu welcomed the steps taken by Syria regarding the withdrawal of tanks from Hama city.