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Maabatli, Mabeta, Mobetan
Muarrata[1] is located in Syria
Coordinates: 36°33′45″N 36°44′18″E / 36.56250°N 36.73833°E / 36.56250; 36.73833
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo Governorate
DistrictAfrin District
ControlSyrian opposition Turkish-backed
Free Syrian Army
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Muarrata[1] (Turkish: Muarrata, Arabic: معراتة‎, translit. Muarrata), or Maabatlı (Arabic: معبطلي‎, translit. Maabatli or Mobetan), also known as Mabeta is a town in northern Syria, administratively part of the Aleppo Governorate, located northwest of Aleppo in the center of Afrin District. Nearby localities include Afrin to the southeast, Rajo to the northwest and Jindires to the south. The town is also the administrative center of the Maabatli nahiyah of the Afrin District a combined population of 11,741.[2] Previously controlled by YPG since 2012 as a part of the Afrin canton, Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army forces took control of the city alongside the Afrin city center on March 18, 2018.[3]

Maabatli is the administrative center of Nahiya Maabatli of the Afrin District.

Maabatli is majority inhabited by kurdish Alevi. [4]

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  1. ^ a b Günümüzde Suriye Türkmenleri (in Turkish)Suriye’de Değişimin Ortaya Çıkardığı Toplum: Suriye Türkmenleri, p. 13 ORSAM Rapor № 83. ORSAM – Ortadoğu Türkmenleri Programı Rapor № 14. Ankara — November 2011, 33 pages.
  2. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2012-07-30 at Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Aleppo Governorate. (in Arabic)
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