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Hajin

Hajin
هجين
Hajin is located in Syria
Hajin
Hajin
Coordinates: 34°41′22″N 40°49′51″E / 34.68944°N 40.83083°E / 34.68944; 40.83083
Country  Syria
Governorate Deir ez-Zor Governorate
District Abu Kamal District
Nahiyah Hajin
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 37,935
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Hajin (Arabic: هجين‎, also spelled Hajeen) is a small city in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, located along the Euphrates River, south of Deir ez-Zor. Nearby localities include al-Abbas to the west, al-Ramadi to the south and Gharanij to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Hajin had a population of 37,935 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of a nahiyah ("subdistrict") of the Abu Kamal District. The Hajin subdistrict consists of four towns which had a collective population of 97,970 in 2004.[1]

During the Syrian Civil war, the city was under the occupation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). On December 28, 2017 the Syrian Democratic Forces reached the city of Hajin and began a campaign to remove ISIL.[2][3] This action was a part of the SDF's Operation Cizire Storm. By March 2018, the city was still in ISIL hands.

Hajin is the administrative center of Nahiya Hajin of the Abu Kamal District.

References

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Deir az-Zawr Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ "SDF fighters reach Hajin town in Deir ez-Zor countryside". ANF News. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "SDF Advances On ISIS Positions North Of Hajin Town". SouthFront. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.