Al-Suwar

Al-Suwar (Arabic: صور‎, also spelled as-Suwar) is a town in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, located along the Khabur river, north-east of Deir ez-Zor. In 2004, there were 5297 inhabitants.

Al-Suwar

صور
Al-Suwar is located in Syria
Al-Suwar
Al-Suwar
Coordinates: 35°30′23″N 40°39′42″E / 35.50639°N 40.66167°E
Country Syria
GovernorateDeir ez-Zor
DistrictDeir ez-Zor
Population
 (2004)[1]
 • Total5,279[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

History

Al-Suwar is possibly the modern location of Suru, the capital city of Aramean state Bit-Halupe.[2]

Civil war

During the Syrian Civil War, the town fell under ISIL occupation until it was liberated by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces during an offensive in September 2017.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  2. ^ Emil G. H. Kraeling (2008). Aram and Israel: The Aramaeans in Syria and Mesopotamia. Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 54. ISBN 9781606083949.
  3. ^ Kurdish forces capture major ISIS stronghold in east Deir Ezzor
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