The Ruqqad is a wadi
flowing in south-west Syria
, and ''de facto'' also in Northeast Israel
. It flows into the Yarmouk River
, of which it is one of the main tributaries, and forms the topographical eastern boundary of the Golan Heights
. It marks the south-east part of the ''de facto'' border between the Israel
-annexed part of the Golan Heights and the Syrian-held part of the region.
The Battle of Yarmuk
between the Byzantines
s in 636 took place in an area bordered by Wadi ar-Raqqad, close to its junction with the Yarmuk River.
The name is written as Wadi ar-Raqqad, al Raqqad, Ruqqad or Ruqqād, in different combinations. The word is derived from the root and means more or less to sleep or lie down.
Category:Valleys of Syria
Category:Rivers of Syria
Category:Rivers of Israel