sellal Heckel, 1843 are distributed in Seyhan, Ceyhan, Euphrates and Orontes
river basins (Bogustkaya, 1997; Kuru, 2004; Okur et al., 2004; Bostanci, 2006; Dagli and Erdemli, 2009; Sungur, 2009; Froese and Pauly, 2015).
In June, the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land reported that a cluster of Christian villages along Syria's Orontes
River had been almost totally destroyed in the fighting, forcing thousands into hiding.
SYRIAN REBEL HATRED Over the past two weeks, eight Grad rockets have landed in Shi'ite Hermel, a sprawling agricultural town of around 100,000 next to the Orontes
river on Lebanon's border with Syria and about 45 km (28 miles) north of Blbek.
However, the political will expressed and sealed at the highest level in Turkey for broader cooperation with its southern neighbors was also reflected in official statements and cooperative transboundary water development and management initiatives in the Euphrates, Tigris, and Orontes
Sheer cliffs tower over the magnificent Orontes
Located on the Orontes
River near its mouth, Antioch was anexus point for the trade routes from Mesopotamia and the north-south coastal road along the Mediterranean.
The activists expected the number to rise since hundreds of residents remain unaccounted for, and locals believe bodies remained in nearby fields or were dumped into the Orontes
On Saturday, an 11-vehicle team of UN observers entered Tremseh, home to between 6,000-10,000 residents and one of a string of small farming villages along the Orontes
River northwest of the city of Hama.
Some of the paint spilled into the Orontes
river running through the ancient city in central Syria and footage posted on the Internet showed the river tinged red.
In the first armored incursion into Hama since a tank offensive in August ended large protests in the city centre, troops entered districts north and east of the Orontes
River, firing machineguns and ransacking and burning closed shops, they said.
Another two protesters were killed in the city of Hama, 240 km (155 miles) north of Damascus, when security forces fired at several thousand protesters who tried to march to the main Orontes
square, scene of big demonstrations before tanks stormed the city three months ago, they said.
Mustafa Tlas, who was Syria's defence minister for three decades before retiring in 2006, is from the town, among ancient farmland near the Orontes