From publisher blurb:
Thunder in the East
Since the time of the Second City, the Children of Haqim have been the judges of the Children of Caine. Yet times are changing and, in recent years, many of the Banu Haqim who arrive in the Levant are harsh and uncompromising, wanting to impose their own ideas of order upon the Cainites of the land. Regardless of the reasons for the rise of this new breed amongst the clan, their appearance is seen by many Syrian Cainites as an ominous sign. There are some who claim to have heard the thunder in the east, warning of an approaching storm.
Syria by Night
The Gates of Damascus is a location sourcebook for Vampire: the Dark Ages, focused on Syria. The book contains general information on the region, as well as chapters on two key domains, the cities of Raqqa and Amman, providing information on the history, geography, and Cainite populations of these places.